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Rangers Acquire Travis Blackley

12:50pm: A source tells MLBTR that the deal has the Rangers sending a PTBNL to the Astros in addition to the cash considerations.

12:34pm: The Rangers announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Travis Blackley from the Astros in exchange for cash considerations.  However, the Astros' press release says that the deal calls for a player to be named later in addition to the cash.  Blackley was recently outrighted to Triple-A by Houston, two days after he was DFA'd.

Blackley, 30, posted a 4.89 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9 in 35 innings for the Astros this year. The Australian has been effective against left-handed hitters, limiting them to a .200/.258/.367 batting line through 66 plate appearances.  However, his .265/.400/.603 batting line versus opposing righties isn't quite as strong.








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