Rangers Rumors: Rangers trade Jason Frasor to Royals for prospect

In today's Rangers rumors and news update, the Texas Rangers shipped 36-year-old reliever Jason Frasor to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, acquiring Triple-A pitching prospect Spencer Patton in return.

Per Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors, "Patton, 26, has a 4.08 ERA with a 60-to-22 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings for the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate in 2014. The former 24th-round draft pick did not rank in among Kansas City’s Top 30 prospects, per Baseball America."

Dealing Frasor might signal the beginning of the Rangers' entrance into the trade market as sellers, with the team potentially looking to engage in several other potential moves to help build up their farm system going forward.

Frasor was in the middle of a really solid season for the Rangers in 2014, posting a 3.34 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and an impressive 47.6 percent ground ball rate. This marks the fifth out of six seasons in which Frasor has posted an ERA of 3.68 or below.


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