Report: Rangers acquire LHP Ross Detwiler from Nationals

Thursday December 11th, 2014

The Texas Rangers have acquired left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals in exchange for two minor leaguers, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

According to Passan, the players headed to Washington are an infielder and a reliever. USA TODAY reported similarly, citing an official with "direct knowledge of the negotiations."

Detwiler, 28, has spent his entire seven-year career with the Nationals. In that time, he has recorded an ERA of 3.82, going 20-32 in 132 games and 285 strikeouts in 471 innings.

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Detwiler moved to Washington's bullpen last season, according to USA TODAY. Over 47 games, he went 2-3 and pitched 63 innings, earning a 4.00 ERA. He was left off the roster for the Nationals' National League division series against the San Francisco Giants in October.

In Texas, he will join a clubhouse that includes Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Colby Lewis.

The Rangers finished last season 67-85 and fifth in the AL West.

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