Texas Rangers & Pittsburgh Pirates Complete Trade

The Texas Rangers have completed a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, acquiring right-handed pitcher Ricky DeVito in exchange for infielder Mark Mathias.

The Rangers sent Mathias to the Pirates last week in exchange for a player to be named later, which is now DeVito.

DeVito, a 24-year-old right-hander, made 35 appearances for High-A Greensboro in 2022, recording a 5.40 ERA, 90 strikeouts, and allowing 63 hits and 48 runs.

He's a former eighth-round pick by the Pirates in the 2019 MLB draft and had a 2.66 ERA in five appearances at the High-A level in 2021 before suffering an ulnar nerve issue. With a minor league option still remaining, DeVito will be assigned to the Rangers' minor league camp.

Overall, the Rangers' acquisition of DeVito completes the trade that sent Mathias to the Pirates. Photo Credit:  Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports