Rangers Trade Scott Heineman to Reds

Scott Heineman

Rangers Trade Scott Heineman to Reds

The Texas Rangers appear to be on a mission. As of late, they have made a laundry list of trades in an attempt to bolster their farm system. This week alone, they have traded Lance Lynn to the Chicago White Sox, and Rafael Montero to the Seattle Mariners. They also struck a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder-first baseman Nate Lowe. At the end of all of these trades, the Rangers walked away from the table with at least one prospect.

This Week’s Deal

In their latest transaction on Wednesday afternoon, the Rangers dealt outfielder Scott Heineman to the Cincinnati Reds for minor league infielder Jose Acosta.  Acosta was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Reds in 2017. He was only 17 years old at the time. The last time he played was in 2019 as a member of the Dominican Summer League (DSL) Reds as well as the Arizona League Reds. That year, he combined to hit .395 with 17 doubles, three home runs, and 32 RBI.

Off to Cincinnati

It’s been quite a whirlwind for Scott Heineman as well. Heineman was re-signed by the Rangers on December 3rd. He was non-tendered an offer prior to the December 2nd deadline. Then he was designated for assignment on December 11th. This happened at the same time that the Rangers re-signed right-handed pitcher Jimmy Herget. That in itself would be a lot. Then he gets the call on December 16th that he was traded to the Reds. Perhaps Heineman will see more playing time in Cincinnati, as he appeared in just 24 games over two stints in 2020 in Arlington. In those 24 games, he hit .154 with one home run, and seven RBI.

Different Look

The Rangers clubhouse will look very different in 2021 when the season starts. It’s also a mystery of when the season will actually start. The Rangers have some new young players. Hopefully the new names on the roster can make an impact.

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