Rangers add Gallardo for three players

The Rangers consummated their rumored deal with the Brewers on Monday, trading for right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo.

In return, the Brewers receive three players — infielder Luis Sardinas, right-handed pitchers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan.

The Rangers will also receive cash in the deal to, presumably, offset the $13 million Gallardo will earn in 2015, the final year on his contract, according to MLB.com.

Gallardo, 28, has spent his entire career with the Brewers, breaking into the big leagues in 2007. He’s 89-64 with a 3.69 in 214 games (211 starts). He was 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts a year ago.

Knebel was the eight-best prospect in the Rangers system according to MLB.com. Diplan was ranked No. 20.

Sardinas made his big league debut last season, hitting .261 in 43 games.

— Corey Brock

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