Rangers get RHP Uehara from O’s for Hunter, Davis

Frank Francisco, who had been a setup reliever for the Rangers, was traded during the offseason to Toronto for Mike Napoli.

Hunter injured his groin on the same day he was named to the Texas rotation the last week of spring training and started the season on the disabled list. He returned July 1 as a reliever, and had a 2.93 ERA in 15 1-3 innings over eight appearances.

Texas got Hunter in as a supplemental pick after the first round of the 2007 draft. He was 13-4 with a 3.73 ERA in 23 games (22 starts) for Texas last season, and started Game 4 of the World Series.

Davis, a fifth-round pick in 2006, was hitting .250 with three home runs and six RBIs in 28 games over three stints this season for Texas. He hit 24 home runs in 48 games at Triple-A Round Rock.

Uehara struck out two batters in a scoreless eighth inning against the New York Yankees on Friday night. He didn’t pitch in the first game of day-night doubleheader Saturday.

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AP Sports Writer Mike Fitzpatrick contributed to this report from New York.

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