The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired reliever Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for two players to be named later.
One player will be named Tuesday to allow the Pirates time to notify him of the deal, and the other will be named later in the season.
"It was a challenging trade," Jon Daniels said. "Keone has been awesome the last couple years, a dominant closer for us. Ultimately felt, where we are, it made sense to consider these kind of deals where we can get multiple players."
Kela has 24 saves and a 3.44 ERA this season.