Miles Mikolas

Rangers sell Miles Mikolas and Aaron Poreda to Japanese team

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The transactions won’t be official until later this week, but Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that the Rangers have sold right-hander Miles Mikolas and left-hander Aaron Poreda to the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese League.

Mikolas started 10 games for the Rangers this season at age 25, but posted a 6.44 ERA and has struggled to generate strikeouts in the minors.

Poreda was the White Sox’s first-round draft pick in 2007, but he didn’t pitch in the majors at all from 2010-2013 and then had a 5.91 ERA in 26 relief appearances for the Rangers this season.

Both players will be removed from the Rangers’ 40-man roster.