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Rangers acquire Nate Jones from White Sox

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Nate Jones #65 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the sixth inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 12, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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Mark Feinsand of reports that the Texas Rangers have acquired righty reliever Nate Jones, $1M in international slot money, and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox for pitchers Joe Jarneski and Ray Castro.

Jones is out for the season following May surgery to repair a flexor mass tear in his right forearm. He’s under contract this year for $1.5 million and has a $3.75M option for 2020 with a $1.25 million buyout. That seems a lot to pay for a reliever coming off of major surgery. Almost makes me wonder if the idea here isn’t to just pay the buyout, take some cash from the Sox and, effectively, launder the $1 million on Jones for some international cap money. I suppose weirder things have happened. I also suppose that the Rangers could very well imagine Jones -- who was a very good reliever before his injury -- will be fine next year and worth three and three quarter million.

Anyway, it’s a trade.

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