Millwood trade gives Rangers options

With starter gone, Texas acquires much-needed flexibility to bolster its roster

Updated: December 10, 2009, 9:56 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- So much for a quiet, non-eventful winter meetings week for the Texas Rangers.

The club that arrived in chilly Indianapolis with a very thin wallet bartered one of its more expensive investments and created some cash.

Now the trick is to spend it wisely.

General manager Jon Daniels said he didn't send Kevin Millwood and $3 million to the Baltimore Orioles for reliever Chris Ray without considering replacement options. That includes free-agent starter Rich Harden, ...

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