Rangers acquire LHP Kelvin de la Cruz

In our big eve of spring training transaction, the Rangers have acquired lefthanded pitcher Kelvin de la Cruz from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

De la Cruz was designated for assignment by the Indians in order to clear a 40 man roster spot for Casey Kotchman. The Rangers acquired him because they apparently thought Miguel de los Santos needed another lefty on the 40 man roster for people to confuse him with.

De la Cruz was added to the Indians' 40 man roster prior to the 2010 season, so he has one option remaining. While de la Cruz is probably going to get a look as a possible lefty candidate out of the bullpen this spring, along with Joe Beimel, Miguel de los Santos, Mitch Stetter, and the favorite, Michael Kirkman, it wouldn't be surprising if the Rangers ended up running him through waivers around Opening Day.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2006 17 Indians GULF Rk CLE 1 2 .333 10.98 9 4 19.2 32 29 24 2 13 0 15 2.288 14.6 0.9 5.9 6.9 1.15
2007 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--Rk CLE 5 4 .556 3.11 15 15 72.1 48 28 25 6 36 0 73 1.161 6.0 0.7 4.5 9.1 2.03
2007 18 Indians GULF Rk CLE 3 0 1.000 0.50 3 3 18.0 7 1 1 1 2 0 20 0.500 3.5 0.5 1.0 10.0 10.00
2007 18 Mahoning Valley NYPL A- CLE 2 4 .333 3.98 12 12 54.1 41 27 24 5 34 0 53 1.380 6.8 0.8 5.6 8.8 1.56
2008 19 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-A+-AA CLE 12 6 .667 2.98 27 27 130.0 110 49 43 4 62 0 136 1.323 7.6 0.3 4.3 9.4 2.19
2008 19 Lake County SALL A CLE 8 4 .667 1.69 18 18 95.2 71 23 18 2 34 0 96 1.098 6.7 0.2 3.2 9.0 2.82
2008 19 Kinston CARL A+ CLE 3 2 .600 6.44 8 8 29.1 35 22 21 1 25 0 36 2.045 10.7 0.3 7.7 11.0 1.44
2008 19 Akron EL AA CLE 1 0 1.000 7.20 1 1 5.0 4 4 4 1 3 0 4 1.400 7.2 1.8 5.4 7.2 1.33
2009 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk CLE 2 2 .500 4.58 5 5 19.2 16 10 10 2 7 0 24 1.169 7.3 0.9 3.2 11.0 3.43
2009 20 Indians ARIZ Rk CLE 0 2 .000 9.39 3 3 7.2 10 8 8 1 5 0 5 1.957 11.7 1.2 5.9 5.9 1.00
2009 20 Kinston CARL A+ CLE 2 0 1.000 1.50 2 2 12.0 6 2 2 1 2 0 19 0.667 4.5 0.8 1.5 14.2 9.50
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ CLE 7 8 .467 5.01 26 26 127.2 120 82 71 15 72 0 105 1.504 8.5 1.1 5.1 7.4 1.46
2010 21 Kinston CARL A+ CLE 2 2 .500 2.91 6 6 34.0 22 14 11 3 8 0 28 0.882 5.8 0.8 2.1 7.4 3.50
2010 21 Akron EL AA CLE 5 6 .455 5.77 20 20 93.2 98 68 60 12 64 0 77 1.730 9.4 1.2 6.1 7.4 1.20
2011 22 Akron EL AA CLE 5 6 .455 4.19 23 16 86.0 70 42 40 3 57 0 95 1.477 7.3 0.3 6.0 9.9 1.67
6 Seasons 32 28 .533 4.21 105 93 455.1 396 240 213 32 247 0 448 1.412 7.8 0.6 4.9 8.9 1.81
AA (3 seasons) AA 11 12 .478 5.07 44 37 184.2 172 114 104 16 124 0 176 1.603 8.4 0.8 6.0 8.6 1.42
Rk (3 seasons) Rk 4 4 .500 6.55 15 10 45.1 49 38 33 4 20 0 40 1.522 9.7 0.8 4.0 7.9 2.00
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 7 4 .636 4.06 16 16 75.1 63 38 34 5 35 0 83 1.301 7.5 0.6 4.2 9.9 2.37
A (1 season) A 8 4 .667 1.69 18 18 95.2 71 23 18 2 34 0 96 1.098 6.7 0.2 3.2 9.0 2.82
A- (1 season) A- 2 4 .333 3.98 12 12 54.1 41 27 24 5 34 0 53 1.380 6.8 0.8 5.6 8.8 1.56
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/21/2012.
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