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RANGERS: Matt Garza has been traded to Texas from the Chicago Cubs, giving the Rangers a pitcher they have long coveted.

Texas sent the Cubs rookie pitcher Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards. Garza, a 29-year-old right-hander who can be a free agent after the season, is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA his last six starts.

DODGERS: Outfielder Matt Kemp is expected to miss the three-game series against the Blue Jays after spraining his left ankle.

Out of the lineup for 11 games with a sore left shoulder, Kemp came off the 15-day disabled list before Sunday’s 9-2 win over the Washington Nationals. He went 3 for 4 with a home run, but limped off the field after sliding into home plate.

Kemp is expected to have X-rays on Monday night, but the team believes he does not have either a fracture or ligament damage.

ROCKIES: Recalled left-hander Drew Pomeranz from Double-A Tulsa and optioned infielder Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Pomeranz will start Monday’s series opener against the Miami Marlins.

The centerpiece to the 2011 trade of Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland, Pomeranz has struggled in the majors. He is 4-13 with a 5.37 ERA in 29 career starts.

COURTS: A lawsuit seeking $12 million from Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he and his mother lied to Cuban authorities about a plan to smuggle the player out of the country.

The suit was filed by Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot, who is serving a seven-year sentence, which he alleges was caused by Puig and Gonzalez saying he was trying to hatch a plan to smuggle Puig out of Cuba.


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