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Rangers trade pitcher to the Mariners for one dollar

Aug 9, 2017, 8:00 AM

Boston Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin (73) scores on a single by Andrew Benintendi as Texas Rangers' Jonatha...

Boston Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin (73) scores on a single by Andrew Benintendi as Texas Rangers' Jonathan Lucroy, center, and Ernesto Frieri, rear, cover the plate in the 11th inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 3, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Benintendi's single also scored Mookie Betts. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

It’s a weird process when players are traded for cold hard cash in sports.

Those players’ livelihoods all of a sudden have a price value placed on them, and when a certain value isn’t agreed upon at the moment, they might even get traded for cash considerations.

Apparently one baseball player’s worth has a specific value, and it isn’t much to brag about — it’s one whole dollar.

The Texas Rangers gave away right-hander Ernesto Frieri to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday for $1.

Frieri signed with the Rangers as a minor league free agent on June 15.

The 32-year-old was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA in six relief appearances for Texas, before getting assigned outright to Round Rock on July 7, where he went 0-1 with a 1.42 ERA in seven relief outings for the Triple-A club.

Seattle promptly assigned him to Triple-A Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.

Tales of players getting traded for bags of potatoes or washing machines sounded pretty harsh, but at least those are worth more than a single buck.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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