The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Will Venable from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Marcus Greene and a player to be name later, according to the Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake. Texas also designated Michael Choice for assignment.
The Rangers have acquired OF Will Venable from San Diego for catcher-OF Marcus Greene and a player to be named later. Michael Choice DFA.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 19, 2015
Venable, 32, is hitting a slash of .258/.318/.378 with six home runs and 30 RBIs in 308 plate appearances this season. He was the longest-tenured Padres player before the trade.
The Rangers are just one game out of the American League Wild Card race. This move gives Texas the depth that they’ve been lacking in the outfield.