Rangers complete deal for Garza, send Ramirez to Cubs
The Texas Rangers completed the trade for Matt Garza Friday by sending right-handed pitcher Neil Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs.
Ramirez has spent the entire season at Double A Frisco, going 9-3 with a 3.84 ERA. He led the Texas League in strikeouts with 127. He will remain in Double A with the Cubs, who have assigned him to Double-A Tennessee.
When the trade was made, Ramirez was expected to be the player to be named later but he was dealing with a sore shoulder at the time. When the July 22 trade was made, there was a possibility that the Cubs would have received two additional players.
With Ramirez in the mix, the trade becomes Garza for Ramirez, right-handers Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards and infielder Mike Olt.
Ramirez went to big-league camp last year with the Rangers and bounced between Double and Triple A. He was a supplemental pick by the Rangers in the 2007 draft.