Rua began the season as the Rangers Opening Day left fielder but missed two months with a fractured right heel. He only played in 25 games for the Rangers with 83 plate appearances so his assignment to the Arizona Fall League is to make up for lost time.
Brinson was the first pick (29th overall) in the 2012 Draft. He has combined to hit .322 with 19 home runs, 65 RBIs, 15 stolen bases and a .600 slugging percentage at three Minor League levels. He is also considered a premium defensive player.
The Rangers are also sending pitchers Sam Wolff, John Fasola, Adam Parks and Ryan Slack to Arizona. Wolff was a sixth-round Draft pick in 2013 who missed the entire season because of an Achilles injury.
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