Texas Rangers Trade Nomar Mazara to White Sox
Nomar Mazara has been the Texas Rangers' primary right fielder for the past four seasons, splitting time with Shin-Soo Choo and DHing. Mazara has been fine in his role, but that reflects where the team has been as well: Just fine.
Moving into a new ballpark, the Rangers obviously want some change. That's already begun with a few moves to the pitching staff, and now a trade with the Chicago White Sox, featuring Mazara and Steele Walker.
You might remember Walker from his days at the University of Oklahoma, where he roamed the outfield with Kyler Murray (though Walker had the better stats at the plate). Walker hit better than .350 in his final season with the Sooners, and had an ops of 1.047.
The White Sox drafted Walker in 2018, the same draft where they picked up Red Raider Davis Martin. Now, the former Sooner joins Josh Jung in the Rangers minor league system before he potentially gets a crack at the center field job at some point in 2020.
Walker was the 6th ranked prospect in the White Sox farm system.