Rangers acquire Gonzalez Germen

The Texas Rangers acquired right-handed reliever Gonzalez Germen from the New York Yankees for cash considerations on Tuesday.

The 27-year old Germen was designated for assignment on Jan. 13 by the Yankees after he was acquired in a trade with the New York Mets the previous month.

In 25 relief appearances for the Mets, Germen pitched in 30 1/3 innings and compiled a 4.75 ERA. He missed a little over a month of the 2014 season because of a virus and abscess.

Over the last two seasons, Germen made 54 relief appearances for the Mets.

The Rangers have bolstered their bullpen this offseason to create depth with a mixture of veterans and young players.