ARLINGTON --The Texas Rangers say they've acquired outfielder Michael Hernandez from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitcher Armando Galarraga.
The Rangers get a 24-year-old right-handed bat who hit .259 with
24 home runs, 27 doubles and 106 RBI in 134 games in a 2007 season
split between Class A Lakeland and Double-A Erie. The Oklahoma
State alumnus played for parts of two seasons under new Texas
third-base coach Matt Walbeck during Walbeck's managerial tenures
at Class A West Michigan and Class AA Erie.
The Tigers get a 26-year-old right-hander who went 906 with a
4.02 ERA in 23 games last season, including 22 starts, with Class
Double-A Frisco. Texas acquired Galarraga and outfielders Brad
Wilkerson and Terrmel Sledge from Washington in a 2005 trade that
sent slugging second baseman Alfonso Soriano to the Nationals. He
made his major league debut last season with Texas last season. In
3 games, including a start, Galarraga had no decisions and a 6.23