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Rangers Trade For International Pool Money To Sign Bayron Lora

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Bayron Lora (Photo by Stacy Jo Grant)

The Rangers traded for $1 million of international bonus pool money today to be able to finalize their signing of Bayron Lora, a 16-year-old outfielder with huge power from the Dominican Republic. Lora has been playing for the Rangers' team in the Tricky League, an informal league in the Dominican Republic for recent July 2 signings, with clubs supplementing their rosters with unsigned amateur players as well. He homered yesterday, his third home run of the Tricky League, which opened two weeks ago. Lora will add to an international signing class that also includes shortstops Maximo Acosta from Venezuela and Zion Bannister from the Bahamas.

Here's some video of Lora.

RANGERS ACQUIRE

Nate Jones, RHP
Age: 33

Jones, 33, is on the 60-day injured list after having surgery on his right forearm. Jones' contract includes a $3.75 million club option for next year with a $1.25 million buyout and a $4.25 million club option for 2021.

WHITE SOX ACQUIRE

Joe Jarneski, RHP
Age: 19

Ray Castro, RHP
Age: 22

Jarneski and Castro aren't prospects, so it looks like the White Sox are just moving Jones' contract to save money.

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