Gonzalez traded to Texas

The Orioles  traded lefty Michael Gonzalez to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later.  The club has also recalled  lefty  Zach Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk.

Gonzalez, 33, went 2-2 with one save and a 4.27 ERA (46.1IP, 22ER) in 49 appearances for the Orioles this season.  He has not allowed a run in his last 13 appearances, surrendering five hits and one walk with 15 strikeouts over 12.1 innings.  Gonzalez went 1-3 with one save and a 4.01 ERA (24.2IP, 11ER) in 29 games in his first season with the Orioles in 2010.

Phillips, 24, was acquired on July 19 from Texas in exchange for minor league infielder Nick Green and cash considerations.  He went 1-1 with one save and a 2.63 ERA (13.2IP, 4ER) in 14 games for the Tides after beginning the season with Triple-A Round Rock.  Phillips entered 2011 with a career minor league record of 30-36 with a 4.08 ERA (637.1IP, 289ER) and 615 strikeouts in 180 games (98 starts) in the Texas organization.

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