ARLINGTON, Texas - There will certainly be some familiar faces among the Rangers this week as they have five players who are former Rays major- or minor-leaguers, including two traded in July:
Reliever Ian Gibaut made his big-league debut with the Rays in July, then was traded to the Rangers a few weeks later.
Infielder Nick Solak was playing at Triple-A Durham in July when he was traded to Texas for reliever Pete Fairbanks, and made a smashing debut for Texas Aug. 20.
Starter Brock Burke, who also debuted Aug. 20, was the Rays 2018 minor-league pitcher of the year and traded with Kyle Bird in a three-team December deal that netted the Rays Emilio Pagan from Oakland. (Bird made the opening day roster and pitched in 12 games but was sent to Triple-A Aug. 3.)
Reliever Taylor Guerrieri was a Rays 2011 first-round pick who debuted with Toronto last year and signed with Texas this year.
Infielder Logan Forsythe played 2014-16 with the Rays and was traded to the Dodgers, then to the Twins and signed with Rangers.