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Nationals reportedly trade Ross Detwiler to Rangers for two minor leaguers

There has been chatter all week about interest in Washington Nationals' lefty Ross Detwiler, and as everyone is packing up and leaving the Winter Meetings, reports say that the Nats have dealt their 2007 1st Round pick to the Texas Rangers.

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The Winter Meetings are over, but the dealing isn't done. This afternoon, multiple sources are reporting that the Washington Nationals have traded left-hander Ross Detwiler to the Texas Rangers.

Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan reported in the last half and hour that the return for the Nationals is two minor leaguers. As of now, all that is reported is that it will be an infielder and "another reliever."

There were reports of interest in Detwiler throughout the Winter Meetings.

Earlier this winter, Washington Post writer James Wagner reported that Detwiler thought the team lost faith in him and a trade might be the best thing, writing that according to a, "... a person familiar with the situation, Detwiler’s camp has suggested to the Nationals that they pursue that avenue if possible."

The 28-year-old, '07 1st Round pick was coming off a disappointing 2014 campaign which saw the left-hander moved to the bullpen in Spring Training and used sporadically throughout the season before he was left off the postseason roster for the NLDS.

Detwiler finished the year with a 4.00 ERA, a 4.16 FIP, 21 walks (3.00 BB/9) and 39 Ks (5.57 K/9) in 47 games and 63 IP.

The WaPost's Wagner reported yesterday in an article from the WInter Meetings in San Diego that both the Los Angeles Angels and Rangers expressed interest in Detwiler this week.

New York Post writer Joel Sherman too was hearing that there was interest in the lefty and Nats' GM Mike Rizzo told reporters that teams inquired about the southpaw:

While there is still no official word on which minor leaguers the Nationals are receiving in return there are multiple sources confirming that a deal is done:

Scott Boeck, is an MLB Digital editor for USA Today. Will add sources for the Nats' return when more have confirmed that report....