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Rangers return Jeffress to Crew for righty Scott

Reliever traded back to Milwaukee a year after joining Texas at Deadline
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The Rangers have traded reliever Jeremy Jeffress back to the Brewers, acquiring right-handed pitcher Tayler Scott in return.

Jeffress will go back to Milwaukee exactly one year after being acquired by Texas along with catcher Jonathan Lucroy for outfielders Lewis Brinson and Ryan Cordell and pitcher Luis Ortiz. Lucroy was traded to the Rockies on Saturday night for a player to be named.

The Rangers have traded reliever Jeremy Jeffress back to the Brewers, acquiring right-handed pitcher Tayler Scott in return.

Jeffress will go back to Milwaukee exactly one year after being acquired by Texas along with catcher Jonathan Lucroy for outfielders Lewis Brinson and Ryan Cordell and pitcher Luis Ortiz. Lucroy was traded to the Rockies on Saturday night for a player to be named.

The Rangers were counting on Jeffress to be a part of a strong bullpen this season, but he was 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA in 39 games. In 40 2/3 innings, he allowed 49 hits -- including eight home runs -- and 19 walks while striking out 29.

Scott, who was born in South Africa, was 4-6 with a 3.06 ERA in 42 games for Double-A Biloxi. He is averaging 9.2 strikeouts, 5.1 walks and 8.3 hits per nine innings. Scott was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 Draft by the Cubs. The Brewers signed him out of an independent league last year.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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