The deal is done, pending a review of the medical records of the players involved, according to major-league sources.
The Braves will receive Teixeira and left-handed reliever Ron Mahay.
The Rangers will receive catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Class A shortstop Elvis Andrus and two pitching prospects.
Have to see who the pitching prospects are, but assuming they are decent, I'm on board with this trade.
Update [2007-7-30 11:58:22 by Adam J. Morris]: -- Rosenthal now says that Matt Harrison is one of the prospects the Rangers will be getting -- apparently, he had an MRI on his shoulder that came back clean.
Update [2007-7-30 12:4:55 by Adam J. Morris]: -- ESPN is also saying that a deal is done.
Update [2007-7-30 12:29:20 by Adam J. Morris]: -- The S-T says a deal is done, and that one of the pitching prospects is 19 year old Nestali Feliz. That's a very good thing. 6'3", 180, righthanded, throws very hard, and was ranked #13 in the system by John Sickels coming into 2007.
Update [2007-7-30 13:12:58 by Adam J. Morris]: -- Evan Grant says that the pitchers are Harrison and either Feliz or Tommy Hanson. Grant also says Saltalamacchia is expected to play first base the rest of the way.
Update [2007-7-30 13:28:48 by Adam J. Morris]: -- Grant is now reporting that it is Saltalamacchia, Andrus, Feliz, and a PTBNL.
UPDATE -- T.R. Sullivan (who should, of course, be in a position to know) reports that it is Saltalamacchia, Andrus, Feliz (although he calls him Perez), and a PTBNL, who apparently would be Harrison if the Rangers' medical people clear his shoulder.