Rangers Trade Reliever to Mets for Cash and PTBNL

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By 105.3 The Fan

The Texas Rangers have traded reliever Ariel Jurado to the New York Mets in exchange for cash and a player to be named later.

Jurado, who was at the club's alternate training site, was designated for assignment on July 31. 

The 24-year-old appeared in 44 games with the Rangers over the last two seasons and had a 5.25 ERA. He didn't make an appearance with the club this season.

After Jurado was designated for assignment, Rangers manager Chris Woodward said the move was more about the roster spot than his performance. The Rangers added Greg Bird and Jimmy Herget to the 40-man roster.

“I saw him intrasquad game yesterday, and he actually looked pretty good,” Woodward said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think it was just more of a spot. We felt like we had to get the spot.”

Jurado was rated as the club's ninth-best prospect in 2017, according to MLB.com.

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