The Sunday Read: An old-fashioned Sunday notebook to catch up on Rangers
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ARLINGTON — The Rangers struck a trade last week, sending right-handed prospect Ricky Vanasco to the Dodgers for a 19-year-old pitcher named Luis Valdez.
Vanasco had been designated for assignment, and the Rangers received significant interest in him. Rather than lose him to a waiver claim, the Rangers found the best deal.
It isn’t the deal that fans were hoping to see. They want bullpen help, specifically help at the back of the bullpen.
The Rangers are no doubt looking forward to the trade deadline, which this year is at 5 p.m. Aug. 1.