Kevin Millwood is headed east to Baltimore after the Orioles and Rangers made a splash in the trade market today.
The Rangers receive former closer, Chris Ray and a player to be named later in the swap.
Ray, 27, closed for the Orioles in 2006, saving 33 games. He started the 2007 campaign as the closer, but underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2007.
He missed all of 2008 while recovering from the surgery and didnÆt rebound as the club had hoped in 2009, putting up an abysmal 0-4 record with a 7.27 ERA in 43.1 innings pitched.
Although he wasnÆt effective in 2009, he still possesses a fastball that is consistently in the mid-nineties. It is, however, a very hittable, very straight fastball.
The hope is that RangersÆ pitching coach Mike Ma ...
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Article written by Jeremiah Graves