Texas Rangers Acquire Two Outfielders From Los Angeles Dodgers

The Texas Rangers have added more depth to their outfield, as they have acquired Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations. 

It makes sense that the Dodgers opted to trade McKinney and Reks, as both players were designated for assignment last week. Now, they each will be looking to make solid first impressions with their new team in Texas.

McKinney isn't a stranger to joining new clubs. In 2021 alone, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets and Dodgers. Even with being moved a lot, he got into a good amount of action. In 116 games, he had nine home runs, 27 RBIs and a .192 batting average. He also is capable of playing first base, so the Rangers have a nice utility guy here.

Reks is a 27-year-old who just is getting his MLB career started. On a deep Dodgers club, he managed to play six games this season. In them, he struggled, as he struck out seven times in 10 plate appearances and failed to get a hit. With Triple-A Oklahoma City, though, he had 19 home runs, 67 RBIs and a .280 batting average in 87 games. Therefore, he has the potential to take that next step.

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