The Texas Rangers found a trade Monday ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline as they acquired right fielder/designated hitter Carlos Beltran from the New York Yankees for right-handed pitching prospect Dillon Tate, according to an MLB source.
Tate was the Rangers’ first-round pick in 2015 and the fourth overall pick. There was a television report that the Rangers might include other prospects in the deal.
Beltran is in the final year of a three-year deal with the Yankees. He’s a pure hired bat, at age 37, but he has impressed this season with 22 homers, 64 RBIs, and a .304/.344/.546 slash line.
He’s batting .351 against left-handers.
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Some 30 minutes remain until the 3 p.m. deadline, and the Rangers are continuing to pursue Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.