Rangers acquire outfielder Zack Granite from Twins

Mar 1, 2018; Jupiter, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Zack Granite (8) connects for a base hit against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Zack Granite from Minnesota for right-hander Xavier Moore and $50,000, and the Twins dealt Moore to the Baltimore Orioles for $750,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allocation.

Granite was designated for assignment last week to clear a roster spot when Minnesota signed Marwin Gonzalez. Granite hit .237 in 40 games for the Twins in 2018, then batted .211 in 68 games for Triple-A Rochester in a season cut short because of a torn rotator cuff.

Moore, 20, had a 5.30 ERA last year in 13 relief appearances for the Arizona League Rangers and Spokane Indians.

Texas placed outfielder Scott Heineman on the 60-day injured list Sunday to open a roster spot. He is recovering from surgery on Dec. 10 to repair the labrum in his left shoulder.