Yovani Gallardo trade to the Rangers finalized


SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports that pitcher Yovani Gallardo has been informed he has been traded to the Rangers. News of the trade was initially reported Monday morningPer Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Brewers will receive infield prospect Luis Sardinas, pitcher Corey Knebel, and pitcher Marcos Diplan. MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez adds that the Brewers are sending cash to the Rangers as well.

Sardinas, 21, made his major league debut last season, batting .261/.303/.313 over 125 plate appearances while racking up playing time at second base, third base, and shortstop. He was one of baseball’s top 100 prospects going into the last two seasons according to both MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus.

Knebel, 23, also made his major league debut last season, posting a 6.23 ERA over 8 2/3 innings for the Tigers. The right-hander joined the Rangers along with minor leaguer Jake Thompson in July in the Joakim Soria trade.

Diplan, 18, made his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League last year, posting a 1.54 ERA with a 57/36 K/BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings.