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Rangers acquire Gonzalez, Treanor

Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:32 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 6:47 pm
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By Matt Snyder

The Rangers have added another bullpen arm from the Orioles. Just about a month after getting Koji Uehara to bolster the back-end of the bullpen, the Rangers have dipped into the Baltimore 'pen again, this time grabbing left-hander Mike Gonzalez. The Orioles get a player to be named later in return, the club announced Wednesday. The Baltimore Sun reports that the player will be Pedro Strop.

Also, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Rangers have acquired catcher Matt Treanor from the Royals for cash.

Uehara, 36, has been pretty bad since the trade. He has a 5.59 ERA in 9 2/3 innings, after posting a 1.72 ERA in 47 innings pre-trade. Though he's a right-hander, it's possible his shortcomings since the deal pushed the Rangers to pursue another option to help provide a better bridge to Mike Adams and Neftali Feliz. If nothing else, adding Gonzalez just provides more depth.

Gonzalez, 33, has a 4.27 ERA and 1.38 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings this season. He's never been to the playoffs and finishing five games out with the 2007 Braves was the closest he's ever been. Now Gonzalez is a member of a first place team on August 31 and -- by virtue of being added before September -- is eligible to be on the postseason roster.

Treanor, 35, is hitting .226/.351/.306 in the bigs this season, but he has been on the disabled list since late July with a concussion.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 6:40 am
 

Rangers acquire Gonzalez, Treanor

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Since: Aug 5, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Rangers acquire Gonzalez, Treanor

Does anyone think the Matt Treanor deal is trying to make CJ Wilson happy. Wasn't Treanor CJ's catcher throughout the playoffs last year?



Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:21 pm
 

Rangers acquire Gonzalez, Treanor

Not sure either about 'why Treanor' unless the Rangers were just 'undoing' the trade they made earlier with the Royals because it hadn't worked out because of Treanor's injury.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Rangers acquire Gonzalez, Treanor

Mike Gonzalez was not a bad pitcher when he was with the Atlanta Braves he is a better pitcher then Koji Uehaea by leaps and bounds. Mikes numbers with the Orioles are not bad considering the talent around him. The question I have is why pick up a third tier catcher when the Rangers all ready have Mike Napoli and Yorbit Torreallba both are very adequate back stops. Matt Treanor was not getting a bunch of playing time with the Royals. Just what the Rangers needed is another .225 hitter.


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