Pitcher Yovani Gallardo has been traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Texas Rangers for three players and cash.
Gallardo was 8-11 last year with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts last season and 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in an eight-year career with Milwaukee.
Infielder Luis Sardinas, and right-handers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan were dealts to Milwaukee as part of Monday's trade, which could indicate the Brewers may try to pursue free-agent pitcher James Shields.
Gallardo's contract specifies his 2015 salary increased from $13 million to $14 million when he was traded. Gallardo is eligible for free agency in November.
Milwaukee took Gallardo in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft out of Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth, less than 20 miles from the Rangers' ballpark. He lives in North Texas.
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