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Texas Rangers acquire Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals

The Rangers have acquired Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have acquired lefthanded pitcher Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals for Chris Bostick and Abel de los Santos, according to Evan Grant.

Detwiler, who turns 29 in March, was the #6 overall pick in the 2007 draft, and will be a free agent after the 2015 season.  He pitched out of the bullpen last season, in the rotation in previous seasons, and will presumably be in the mix for either a bullpen job or a rotation spot for 2015.  The Rangers are reportedly planning on using Detwiler as a starter at this time.

Bostick came over to Texas, along with Michael Choice, in the deal that sent Craig Gentry and Josh Lindblom to the A's.  He's an infielder who had a disappointing year in 2014.  Abel de los Santos, 22, is a righthanded reliever who is a fringe prospect.

I have to think that the Rangers are going to continue to look for someone better than Detwiler to be the team's #3 starter for 2015.