Granite acquired by Rangers from Twins

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Texas Rangers acquired Zack Granite from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Xavier Moore and cash considerations, the club announced Sunday.

To make room for Granite, the club placed outfielder Scott Heineman on the 60-day injured list due to left shoulder surgery rehab.

The 26-year-old was designated for assignment on Tuesday when the Twins signed Marwin Gonzalez. The lefty batter and thrower saw his only major league action with Minnesota in 2017 when he batted .237 over 40 games. Last season, Granite spent time with Triple-A Rochester, batting .211 in 68 games before a season-long right shoulder issue was diagnosed as a torn rotator cuff.

Granite has seen most of his action in left field. he owns a minor league stat line of .282/.348/.360/.708 over 481 games since being selected in the 14th round of the 2013 June draft out of Seton Hall University.

The Rangers now have 69 players on the team’s spring training roster with a 40-man major league roster and one player now on the 60-day injured list. Texas also has 28 non-roster invitees.

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