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Rangers trade Wilson; Puello opts out

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The Rangers said goodbye to a pair of Minor Leaguers on Thursday, trading infielder Josh Wilson to the Indians in exchange for cash considerations and releasing outfielder Cesar Puello.

Wilson signed a Minor League deal with the Rangers on April 19 after spending all of 2016 playing for the York Revolution of the independent leagues. That came after a sporadic eight seasons in the Majors in which he totalled a career .229/.280/.319 batting line.

The Rangers said goodbye to a pair of Minor Leaguers on Thursday, trading infielder Josh Wilson to the Indians in exchange for cash considerations and releasing outfielder Cesar Puello.

Wilson signed a Minor League deal with the Rangers on April 19 after spending all of 2016 playing for the York Revolution of the independent leagues. That came after a sporadic eight seasons in the Majors in which he totalled a career .229/.280/.319 batting line.

The 36-year-old was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock where he hit .329/.370/.548 with four homers and 16 RBIs over 22 games. The veteran of nine Major League teams will now try to reach a 10th with the Indians.

Puello was Wilson's teammate at Round Rock, hitting .247/.307/.420 in 179 plate appearances. He took advantage of a June 1 opt-out clause in his contract, asking for his release after two months in Texas' system. Despite 10 seasons in the Minors and three seasons at Triple-A, Puello has not yet seen Major League action.

Neither player was on the Rangers' 40-man roster.

Jack Baer is a reporter for MLB.com.

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