Neil Ramirez sent from Texas to the Cubs to complete the Matt Garza trade

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As expected, Neil Ramirez has been announced as the player to be named later in the Matt Garza trade

As expected, the Rangers have sent 24 year old righthanded pitcher Neil Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs as the player to be named later in the Matt Garza trade.

The Garza deal was originally announced as Garza for Mike Olt, Justin Grimm, C.J. Edwards, and either one or two players to be named later.  The deal provided that, if the Cubs selected Ramirez, he would be the only player to be named later they would get.

Ramirez was one of the Rangers' five first round draft picks from the 2007 draft, none of whom are in the Ranger organization any longer.  Besides Ramirez, Blake Beavan was sent to the Seattle Mariners in the Cliff Lee deal, Michael Main was sent to the San Francisco Giants for Bengie Molina, Julio Borbon was lost on waivers earlier this season to the Cubs, and Tommy Hunter went to the Baltimore Orioles in the Koji Uehara trade.  Only Hunter is currently in the majors.

Ramirez struggled for several years after being drafted before having a breakout 2011 campaign that saw him post a 3.12 ERA in 98 innings split between high-A, AA and AAA.  Ramirez was added to the 40 man roster after 2011, but had a disastrous 2012 season that saw him post a 7.66 ERA in AAA while dealing with injury issues.  Ramirez has put up a 3.84 ERA in 103 innings for Frisco this season, though he has continued to battle shoulder problems.

Most prognosticators see Ramirez as a future reliever.

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