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Rangers Trade For Benji Molina

According to a report, The Rangers traded for a short term solution at catcher Wednesday night by adding catcher Benji Molina from the Giants for reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named later. The deal gives Texas a second veteran backstop to finish the season after both opening day catchers - Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden - struggled early and were eventually demoted to the minor leagues. addresses the money angle for the cash strapped Rangers:

Molina, who turns 36 in July, has about $2.3 million remaining on the $4.5 million deal he signed in the offseason, and it's unclear how much money the Rangers would take on if the trade goes through.

Daniels, though, said the club has "some flexibility" to add payroll without going into further details.

Ray is still with the Rangers during the game tonight.

To talk about the possible trade, head over to Lone Star Ball

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