Texas Rangers: Five Possible Players to be Traded Before Deadline

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 26: Mike Minor #23 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning at Comerica Park on June 26, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 26: Mike Minor #23 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning at Comerica Park on June 26, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 06: Jesse Chavez #53 of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning of the game on July 6, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 06: Jesse Chavez #53 of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning of the game on July 6, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

RHP Jesse Chavez

How weird would it be for a team to trade the same player in consecutive seasons. That’s a possibility for reliever Jesse Chavez who signed a 2-year deal with Texas this offseason after being traded to the Cubs before last year’s deadline. Like Kelley, Chavez has been a phenomenal reliever for the Rangers this season. Despite a rough start, Chavez has bounced back to become a regular in the bullpen and has even found himself in the rotation for the past couple of weeks. On the year, Chavez has a 3.30 ERA and a 1.6 WAR in 37 total appearances.

Chavez is on a 2-year deal worth $8 million total meaning he’s a controllable option at a team friendly price for any potential buyers. He could net Texas a pitching prospect or two if he is indeed dealt before the deadline. Similarly to Kelley, don’t be shocked if he’s packaged alongside Minor or another player to maximize the value of the return.

Possible Destinations: Yankees, Red Sox, Braves, Rays

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