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Dodgers acquire minor league pitcher Ricky Vanasco from Rangers for Luis Valdez

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-hander Ricky Vanasco from the Texas Rangers for lefty Luis Valdez on Thursday.

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CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 26: Ricky Vanasco #70 of the Texas Rangers pitches during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on Sunday, February 26, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Right-hander Zack Burdi was also designated for assignment by the Dodgers to make room on their 40-man roster.

Vanasco, a 15th-round draft pick of Texas in 2017, was designated for assignment on Monday. He allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings in two games for Double-A Frisco after being activated from the injured list. Vanasco was 3-5 with a 4.68 ERA in 23 starts between Frisco and and High-A Hickory.

The 19-year-old Valdez was 0-2 with a 3.12 ERA in eight games for Low-A Rancho Cucamonga this season. He was signed by the Dodgers as a minor league free agent out of Mexico in 2019.

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