Update: (9:27pm CDT) The deal is official according to both Scott Boeck of USA Today and Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.

Bengie Molina will head to the Rangers for Chris Ray and a player to be named later.

The Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants are apparently close to a deal that would send catcher Bengie Molina to the Rangers.

According to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi, via Twitter , the players coming back from Texas will not involve Chris Davis or Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but it does not say which players could be sent to San Francisco.

The Rangers are in need of a catcher especially with the struggles of the aforementioned Saltalamacchia, as well as Taylor Teagarden, both of which are in the minor leagues.

Molina would definitely bring a much needed veteran presence for a mostly young pitching staff.

Stay tuned, we’ll keep this post updated as the deal is expected to be done within the next 24 hours.

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