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Wacha Says Shoulder Feels Good; Brewers Deal Ace

 width=>>Wacha Says Shoulder Feeling Good

(St. Louis, MO) -- Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha [[ WAH-kah ]] says his right shoulder is feeling good and he expects to be ready to go come spring training next month. Wacha made his comments at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up over the weekend. He was limited to 19 starts last season.

>>Brewers Move Ace Gallardo To Rangers

The Texas Rangers acquired starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday in exchange for three players.

The Brewers landed reliever Corey Knebel, infielder Luis Sardinas and minor league pitcher Marcos Diplan in the deal.

Gallardo, 28, finished with an 8-11 record with a 3.51 ERA in 192 1/3 innings over 32 starts last season. He has pitched at least 180 innings in each of the last six seasons.

The right-hander is slated to make $13 million in the final year of his contract. Milwaukee helped Texas in the trade by retaining $4 million of the salary.

In eight seasons with the Brewers, Gallardo has compiled an 89-64 record with a 3.69 ERA and 1,226 strikeouts in 214 games (211 starts).

Knebel, who pitched just eight games for Detroit last season, went 5-1 with a 2.18 ERA and three saves in 34 appearances split between Double-A Erie, Triple-A Round Rock and Triple-A Toledo.

Sardinas hit .261 with eight RBI in 43 games last season for the Rangers, while Diplan made 13 starts in the Dominican Summer League.

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