MLB Rumors: The Tampa Bay Rays have traded pitcher Ian Gibaut to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Gibaut had been designated for assignment by the Rays last week.
Gibaut, 25, is a righthanded relief pitcher from Houston, Texas, who was drafted by the Rays out of Tulane University in the 11th round of the 2015 draft. He has one appearance in the majors this year. He missed the first two months of the season due to a shoulder injury. In 56 innings over 48 games last year in AAA, he had a 2.09 ERA with 75 Ks against 21 walks.
Gibaut was added to the 40 man roster this past offseason, and is on his first option. He will presumably be sent to AAA Nashville.
UPDATE — The Rangers have officially announced that Gibaut has been acquired from the Rays for a player to be named later or cash, and has been optioned to AAA Nashville. To make room for him on the 40 man roster, the Rangers have transferred Jesse Biddle from the 10 day injured list to the 60 day injured list.