The Cleveland Indians have traded minor league left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.
The Indians had designated the 32-year-old for assignment on Feb. 14 to make room for free agent first baseman Casey Kotchman, who signed with Cleveland earlier this month.
De La Cruz spent last season at Double-A Akron, where he went 5-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 23 games. He had been with the organization since 2004. De La Cruz will report to the Rangers’ training camp in Surprise, Ariz.