Sources: Giants, Rangers in Molina talks

The San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers are in serious talks about a trade that would send veteran catcher Bengie Molina to Texas, multiple sources told

One source indicated that the deal could be consummated within the next 24 hours.

San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean would not speak about any specific Molina trade scenarios during an interview on Wednesday, other than to acknowledge that he will consider trade offers for him.

The Giants are looking for left-handed hitting and are willing to move Molina as a way to get rookie Buster Posey in the lineup on a more regular basis.

Sabean said Wednesday that the team would prefer to add left-handed hitters who are under control beyond the end of this season. First baseman Chris Davis and catcher/first baseman Jarrod Saltalamacchia are among the Rangers who match that description; both are currently in the minor leagues.

Saltalamacchia, a switch hitter, has had throwing woes as a catcher. Moving to first base full time – and changing teams – could alleviate that concern. But it's not clear if the Rangers are ready to cut ties with the 25-year-old.