Texas Rangers: Trading within the AL West surprisingly common
By Seth Carlson
Texas Rangers-LA Angels most recent trade: August 9, 2019
Texas and Anaheim have shared many players over the years, most notably Mike Napoli, Josh Hamilton and C.J Wilson.
And while the two franchises are division rivals, they’ve actually dealt with each other quite a bit over the years.
Most recently, the Angels purchased pitcher Miguel Del Pozo from the Texas Rangers on August 9, 2019.
The two teams also made a trade in 2015 involving Josh Hamilton, as the Angels sent him back to the Texas Rangers in late April.
Hamilton had signed with Anaheim in free agency prior to the 2013 season and ultimately flamed out there before finishing his shortened but prolific career with the Rangers in 2015.
In total, the two franchises have made 23 trades with each other over the years, more than double the amount made between the Rangers and Astros.