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White Sox trade Miguel Gonzalez to the Rangers

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It’s not as big a deal as the Astros trading for Justin Verlander, but the Texas Rangers have boosted their rotation a bit by acquiring right-handed starter Miguel Gonzalez from the Chicago White Sox for a minor league infielder.

Gonzalez is 7-10 with a 4.31 ERA in 22 starts this season but he’s pitched pretty well of late, going 2-0 with a 1.85 ERA in last five starts. His last start game just yesterday, when he got a no-decision, allowing three runs over six innings in the White Sox’s 5-4 loss to Minnesota.

The Rangers, who are four games back for the second Wild Card spot with 29 games left to play, sent minor league infielder Ti’Quan Forbes to Chicago. They made room on their 40-man roster when right-hander Anthony Bass was designated for assignment.

Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. No makeup date has been announced yet. As Brink points out, the two clubs meet again in Pittsburgh September 21-23 and both have an off day on the 20th, so that could be a potential makeup date.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in third place.