Cubs acquire Rangers’ Neil Ramirez


Feb 25, 2013; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher

Neil Ramirez

(35) pitches during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers announced they have completed the July 22 trade involving Matt Garza after trading pitcher Neil Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs.

The deal hinged upon the fact that Chicago could acquire either Ramirez or a pair of two pitchers off an agreed list of names.

Ramirez, 24, has posted a 9-3 record with a 3.84 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 103 innings at Double-A Frisco this season. He was ranked as the Rangers’ 23rd top prospect by Baseball America entering this season, but had risen as high as fifth at one point, according to Baseball America.

Last season, he suffered from shoulder fatigue, and was demoted to Triple-A to conclude the season.

Here is the coverage of the Matt Garza trade, from last month at Cubbies Crib. We’ll have a full breakdown of Ramirez coming to the North Side over the weekend.