Jamey Newberg just sent out a news flash saying that the Rangers have traded Johnny Lujan to the ChiSox for 24 year old catcher Chris Stewart, and have DFA'd Drew Meyer to make room for Stewart on the 40 man roster.
Not sure that I like this deal all that much. Lujan is an interesting live arm, while Stewart is a good defensive catcher who has never really hit in the minors. You can see his stats here.
Clearly, the Rangers aren't thrilled about the idea of going into spring training with just Miguel Ojeda and Guillermo Quiroz as their only catching options, and Stewart is someone who is cheap and, I would guess, has options remaining, which gives the team some flexibility.
I just have to wonder if the cost for the that flexibility -- Lujan -- is really worth it.
I'll be interested in seeing if Meyer clears waivers. I'm guessing not, since the new Rule 5 rules allow for a less crowded 40 man right now, and since a guy with Meyer's skill set can usually find a home. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up reunited with Grady Fuson in San Diego.