While Braves Country waits on Josh Donaldson to decide where he will call home for the next few seasons, there were a couple of big name pitchers who were on the move on Sunday.
The Texas Rangers acquired two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber from the Cleveland Indians in what many are classifying as a salary dump. Outfielder Delino Deshields and reliever Emmanuel Clase are headed to Cleveland in return. Kluber missed much of last season after he was hit in the right arm by a line drive that resulted in a fractured ulna bone. However, he is fully recovered and is expected to lead a new look Texas rotation that also includes Mike Minor, Lance Lynn, Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles.
Another big name starting pitcher has a new home as former Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is reportedly headed to Arizona after agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal. The addition of Bumgarner may allow the Diamondbacks to shop left-hander Robbie Ray who is entering his final year of team control.
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