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AL West: Rangers trade Andrew Faulkner to Orioles

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The Texas Rangers have traded Andrew Faulkner to the Orioles for a player to be named later or cash. The 24-year old lefty pitcher spent the 2015 season and the beginning of 2016 on the Rangers’ roster before bouncing back and forth between the majors and Triple-A. It’s unclear why Texas traded him as there’s no apparent reason for them to open up a spot on the 40-man. However, Faulkner was not totally primed to be a mainstay, and still needed some ironing out in his mechanics. Perhaps the Rangers want to leave their options open for someone more ready to play on a consistent basis.

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