Rangers trade Laird to Detroit
The Rangers are close to a deal that would send catcher Gerald Laird to the Tigers for Minor League pitcher Guillermo Moscoso plus one other player. A club official said the deal was “likely” to happen.
Moscoso, 25, was 5-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 21 games between Class A Lakeland and Double-A Erie. The Tigers have been one of several teams that have been interested in the Rangers catching. <p />
The development took place on the first day of the Winter Meetings on the same day that outfielder Milton Bradley has declined an offer of arbitration from the Rangers.