Friday, August 23, 2013
Rangers send Ramirez to Cubs to complete Garza trade
Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers sent right-handed pitcher Neil Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs to complete the July 22 trade for right-handed pitcher Matt Garza.
The Rangers already sent right-handed pitchers C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm along with infielder Mike Olt to the Cubs as part of the deal.
The deal was completed after the Cubs claimed Ramirez off waivers. He has been assigned from Double-A Frisco to Double-A Tennessee.
Ramirez, 24, was 9-3 with a 3.84 ERA over 21 games with Double-A Frisco this season. He led the Texas League in strikeouts (127) and ranked 5th in wins. The right-hander was in big league camp for the second straight spring after splitting the 2012 campaign between Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock.
With the completion of the trade, the Rangers have 39 players on their 40-man roster.