Rangers send Teixeira to Braves
Saltalamacchia among group of four players headed to Texas
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Mark Teixeira was among the most sought-after players at this year's trade deadline.
The Rangers have traded first baseman Mark Teixeira and pitcher Ron Mahay to the Atlanta Braves for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Minor League pitcher Neftali Feliz and infielder Elvis Andrus and a player to be named later.
The player could be pitcher Matt Harrison, who has a strained shoulder but the Rangers are still reviewing his medical records.
The deal is pending medical reviews.
Saltalamacchia is a 22-year-old switch-hitter who can also play first base and was hitting .284 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 141 at-bats for the Braves.
Feliz is a 19-year-old left-hander who is 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA in seven games, including six starts, for the Braves' Rookie League team in Danville (Va.). Andrus is a shortstop who is hitting .244 with three home runs and 37 RBIs at Class A Myrtle Beach. He has 25 stolen bases.
Harrison is the pitcher the Rangers really want, but his medical situation is under review. He was recently shut down with a shoulder strain. He is 5-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 20 starts at Double A Mississippi.
you would think the "most sought-after" player would have netted more than a couple spares.
it's so fucking typical, we should be numb to it all. when's it going to fucking end?