Rangers Trade LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to Cleveland

Surprise, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has traded left-handed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz back to Cleveland in exchange for cash considerations.

De La Cruz, 23, was acquired by Texas from Cleveland in exchange for cash considerations on February 21.  The club had optioned him to Double-A Frisco this morning.  He had appeared in one ‘A’ game for Texas this spring, as well as a ‘B’ game and an intrasquad contest. 

De La Cruz went 5-6 with a 4.19 ERA (40 ER/86.0 IP) in 23 games/16 starts for Akron (AA) in 2011.  He was designated for assignment by Cleveland on February 13.

With this trade, the Rangers now have 39 players on the club’s 40-man roster.

ROSTER MOVES: In addition to optioning De La Cruz prior to this trade, the Rangers made three other roster moves this morning:

  • Optioned RHP Wilmer Font and RHP Matt West to High-A Myrtle Beach.
  • Reassigned RHP Fabio Castillo to Double-A Frisco

The Rangers now have 56 players in major league camp:?37 players on the 40-man roster and 19 non-roster invitees.