A source with the Rangers said a deal to sell the rights of right-hander pitcher Kameron Loe to a Japanese team is all but finalized. ESPN first reported the news, saying Loe has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster, which is no small detail. Today is the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster who otherwise would be subjected to the Rule V draft next month.
-- Jeff Wilson