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March 22, 2010

Rangers trade for catcher Matt Treanor

The Rangers addressed their lack of depth behind the plate, trading infielder Ray Olmedo to Milwaukee for catcher Matt Treanor. Both players were in their respective camps on minor-league deals, and Treanor will be in Rangers big-league camp tomorrow.

Treanor will give the Rangers a viable option in case Jarrod Saltalamacchia isn't ready to start the season. He is currently suffering from spasms in the rhomboid muscle on the left side his back and has missed time this spring with pain caused by scar tissue from surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. The spasms have nothing to due with the surgery/right shoulder, and Saltalamacchia said this morning that he doesn't expect to miss more than a few days.

Treanor, 33, has played 278 games in the big leagues, but he played only four last year after suffering a hip injury that required season-ending surgery in May. He returned to play winter ball.

Treanor is married to Misty May Treanor, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball.

-- Jeff Wilson


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I guess that's better than nothing. I was expecting a much bigger trade for a catcher.

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