As the Rangers try to get creative to find a bat and upgrade the team they’ve had some internal brainstorming sessions that include trading the most efficient closer in MLB history: Joe Nathan.

According to a report from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal the Rangers have discussed the idea as a way to leverage other contending teams for offensive help.

The idea would be that if a contending team was desperate enough for late-inning help it might be willing to surrender offensive depth that would help the Rangers. The Rangers who could have pitchers Colby Lewis Matt Harrison and Neftali Feliz coming back from the DL in the next month could have a surplus of relief pitching. Harrison or Lewis could push Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen and Feliz will return as a reliever.