Poveda had Tommy John surgery
The Texas Rangers made a few big moves around the deadline, calling up first baseman Mitch Moreland and acquiring a pair of infielders for four Double-A pitching prospects. Lone Star Dugout takes an in-depth look at the players being moved.
The Texas Rangers purchased the contract of first baseman/right fielder Mitch Moreland from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday afternoon.
Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the 24-year-old prospect on our subscriber-only message board.
Analyzing the Mitch Moreland call-up
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Rangers also have acquired Jorge Cantu from the Florida Marlins in exchange for right-handers Omar Poveda and Evan Reed.
The following link contains a run-down of both prospects the Rangers are sending to Florida.
Taking a look at RHPs Omar Poveda and Evan Reed
UPDATE (7/30) – The Texas Rangers have reportedly acquired second baseman Cristian Guzman from Washington for Double-A pitchers Ryan Tatusko and Tanner Roark.
Lone Star Dugout takes an in-depth look at Tatusko and Roark, who have combined for 19 wins in the Frisco rotation this season.
Examining Frisco right-handers Tatusko and Roark.
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