Rangers strike quickly, trading for former All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman
(AP photo/Julio Cortez)
ARLINGTON — Struggling late in games all season, the Rangers struck early on the trade market Friday.
With more than a month remaining until the Aug. 1 trade deadline, expect them to remain active.
The Rangers acquired former All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman from Kansas City in exchange for left-hander Cole Ragans and 17-year-old outfielder Roni Cabrera. Chapman, a 100 mph-throwing left-hander with 317 career saves, is expected to join the Rangers this weekend.
General manager Chris Young, armed with a deep farm system, suggested that the Chapman deal won’t be the Rangers’ last upgrade.