- P Yu Darvish activated from 15 day DL
- P Matt Garza acquired from Cubs via trade for CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm, Mike Olt, & 1/2 PTBNL’s [ Link ]
NOTES: Well, Darvish is back from his “fake” stint on the DL. However, the bigger news is that the Rangers got Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs for what seems to be a hefty price for a rental player. CJ Edwards I don’t know much about, but Justin Grimm & Mike Olt are both names. Olt has had his stock drop a little this year, but last year, he was at the same level as “untouchable” as Jurickson Profar. To me, his inclusion is HUGE. Although it could be Justin Smoak again, big name, never fulfilled it. Justin Grimm I have a love/hate with. Sometimes I think he’s awesome, other times, get him out of here. I don’t dislike the guy, but his performances weren’t consistent enough for me. It would be nice if we could work it so Garza stayed here, but for now, he’s just here for the playoff run, so we’ll see how that goes first before addressing the truckloads of $ it will take to keep him later.