Rangers get Gamboa from Rays; Fielder, Diekman to 60-day DL
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) The Texas Rangers have acquired right-handed knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa from the Tampa Bay Rays after placing reliever Jake Diekman and first baseman Prince Fielder on the 60-day disabled list.
The moves were made by the AL West champions on Tuesday, when their pitchers and catchers reported to spring training.
Fielder was forced to quit playing last summer after his second neck surgery, but is under contract through 2020. Diekman is expected to miss at least half of the season during treatment for a digestive condition that included surgery last month.
Gamboa goes to the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. He was 0-2 with a 1.35 ERA in seven relief appearances for the Rays last season, the first major league action for the 32-year-old pitcher.