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Tribe gets Gimenez from Rangers

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(AP) — The Cleveland Indians have acquired catcher Chris Gimenez from the Texas Rangers for future considerations. Gimenez is expected to join the Indians on Sunday.

Gimenez batted .262 in 34 games with the Rangers before being designated for assignment on Aug. 7. He was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock after being taken off the Rangers’ roster.

The 31-year-old Gimenez was drafted by Cleveland in 2004 and spent parts of the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Indians

In other baseball news:

— Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee. Machado had a similar injury to the other knee last year, when he missed the final week of the season. He then had surgery and didn’t play in a regular-season game this year until May 1.

— The Washington Nationals have selected the contract of outfielder Nate Schierholtz from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned outfielder Michael Taylor to their top farm club. The 30-year-old Schierholtz is a .254 career hitter with 51 home runs.

— Catcher Yan Gomes of the Indians has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. He was hit in the mask during a game Thursday. Roberto Perez will fill in for Gomes behind the plate.

— The Boston Red Sox signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year contract Saturday that begins immediately. Several reports indicated the deal is worth $72.5 million.

— The New York Yankees have retired four-time World Series champion manager Joe Torre’s No. 6. He is the 17th person to have his number retired by the most successful franchise in baseball history.

 

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