Word of the San Francisco Giants trading catcher Bengie Molina to the Texas Rangers spread quickly following the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday, the deal became official.
Molina, who was still with the Giants on Thursday, will hop a on plane to Texas and be formally introduced as a Ranger.
In return, the Giants get RHP Chris Ray and minor league RHP Michael Main. Ray fly will to Colorado to join San Francisco while Main will head to Double-A Richmond.
Ray has a career record of 12-17 with a 4.01 ERA. He has accumulated 50 saves with 193 strikeouts in 226 games. While with the Baltimore Orioles, he served as the primary closer in 2006 and 2007. In 2006, he earned a career-high 33 saves in 61 games. This season, the 28-year-old has a record of 2-0 with a 3.41 ERA, one save, 16 walks and 16 strikeouts.