The Rangers have remained largely silent on the Millwood situation, perhaps because they are waiting for the medical report on Chris Ray, but it's not like they weren't aware that Ray is just a couple of years removed from Tommy John surgery.
I suppose it isn't impossible that the Rangers medical staff could veto Ray, but even that wouldn't necessarily scuttle the deal. There are other names that could be plugged in from the Orioles side, since the most important acquisition for the Rangers will still be the $9 million or so they'll be stripping off their payroll.
Millwood's agent, Scott Boras, held court with the media a little while ago and said that the deal has not been finalized.
"It's not done, but I'm sure they are in discussions,'' he said. "The only thing I know yet is it's not done yet."
Boras pointed out that Millwood has limited trade protection, but later admitted that his client's no-trade clause could not prevent him from being dealt to the Orioles. He had the power to name 10 teams he would not play for, but the O's are not on that list.