Rangers get young lefty from Royals for international money

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired minor league left-hander Kelvin Gonzalez from the Kansas City Royals for a $250,000 international signing bonus allocation.

The Rangers assigned Gonzalez to the Class A Arizona League Rangers after the deal announced Thursday. The 20-year-old was 0-2 with a 4.19 ERA and one save in 11 relief appearances with short-season Class A Burlington in the Kansas City organization.

Gonzalez made his U.S. debut with the Arizona League Royals last year after spending most of his first two professional seasons with the Royals’ entry in the Dominican Summer League. He signed as an undrafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2015.