Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers announced on Monday that the membership has bought outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers in replace for cash concerns. Every players salvage been designated for project by the Dodgers on Friday and are added to the Rangers’ 40-man roster.
McKinney, 27, saw Valuable League movement with three different groups in 2021, combining for a .192 batting moderate, 9 dwelling runs, and 27 RBI in a profession-high 116 video games for Milwaukee, the Unusual York Mets, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also played in four postseason video games for the Dodgers true thru the Wild Card and Division Series rounds. McKinney has regarded within the Majors in every of the final four seasons (2018-21), batting .215 with 27 dwelling runs and 68 RBI. Prior to 2021, he saw giant league time with the Unusual York Yankees and Toronto.
McKinney is a Dallas native and graduated from Plano West Excessive College. He became selected by Oakland within the major spherical (24th overall) of the 2013 MLB Draft and had been dedicated to Texas Christian University forward of signing with the A’s.
Reks, 28, made his Valuable League debut in 2021, going 0-for-10 in 10 plate appearances over six video games for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-handed hitting outfielder spent the bulk of ultimate year’s campaign at Triple-A Oklahoma City, the save he batted .280/.382/.539/.921 (90-321) with 19 dwelling runs and 67 RBI in 87 appearances. He has produced a profession .295/.383/.487/.870 (362-1229) cut line, 54 dwelling runs and 212 RBI across four minor league seasons within the Dodgers group, seeing as regards to all of his starts on the nook outfield positions (173-LF, 63-RF, 16-1B).
Reks became ranked by Baseball The US because the Dodgers’ 23rd-most efficient prospect within the 2021 mid-season replace. The Chicago native became drafted by the Dodgers within the 10th spherical of the 2017 MLB Draft following two seasons as a stroll-on on the University of Kentucky (2016-17), this after taking half in his first season of collegiate baseball for the US Air Force Academy in 2013.
Following this alternate, the Rangers salvage 39 players on the membership’s Valuable League 40-man roster.