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redsfandan
08-18-2009, 03:55 PM
Rangers Acquire Pudge From AstrosBy Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 18 at 1:22pm CST]

1:22pm: Jeff Wilson of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are responsible for a pro-rated portion of Pudge's $1.5MM contract, which includes $1.5MM in incentives.

1:16pm: Jon Heyman of SI.com hears that the Rangers are giving up two mid-level prospects to acquire Rodriguez.

12:47pm: MLB.com's Noah Coslov reports that the Rangers acquired Pudge for a player to be named later.

12:18pm: The Rangers are close to re-acquiring Ivan Rodriguez, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. Sullivan says the Astros would obtain two mid-tier prospects for Rodriguez, who starred with the Rangers from 1991-2002. The Rangers have told Rodriguez that he will back Taylor Teagarden up and Pudge understands the arrangement.

Highlifeman21
08-18-2009, 03:57 PM
Not sure I understand why the Rangers want Pudge at this stage of his career.

Patrick Bateman
08-18-2009, 04:02 PM
Not sure I understand why the Rangers want Pudge at this stage of his career.

Catching depth. Salty's injured.

Has little to do with Pudge as much as it does needing a warm body.

Highlifeman21
08-18-2009, 04:03 PM
Catching depth. Salty's injured.

Has little to do with Pudge as much as it does needing a warm body.

Pudge is pretty much only good as a warm body at this point of his career.

Patrick Bateman
08-18-2009, 04:04 PM
Pudge is pretty much only good as a warm body at this point of his career.

I know, I just said that ;)

Chip R
08-18-2009, 04:16 PM
Not sure I understand why the Rangers want Pudge at this stage of his career.

He's coming home. He may be able to help some of the pitchers down the stretch.

flyer85
08-18-2009, 04:43 PM
loaded with all those catching prospects yet they have to bring Pudge back (he is an offensive black hole these days).

TheNext44
08-18-2009, 06:15 PM
Would have been nice to have a healthy Hernandez around to trade. Would have saved some money and gotten a prospect or two. Oh well.