Ex-Pelicans Olt, Ramirez in trade with Cubs for Garza

At least two former Myrtle Beach Pelicans are on the swapping blocks as the Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, according to multiple media reports.

The Texas Rangers, parent club of the Class A Pelicans, and Chicago Cubs are closing in on a deal that would send pitcher Matt Garza to the Rangers, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

The Rangers are offering two Myrtle Beach prospects – third baseman Mike Olt and pitcher Neil Ramirez – who starred for the Pelicans last season. C.J. Edwards also has been offered in the deal, reports said.

Garza, 29, is 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA this season. He said earlier he was told by the Cubs that he would be traded within the next few days.

Olt was rated the No. 22 overall prospect by both Baseball America and MLB.com entering the 2013 season. His is batting .208 in Tiple-A this season.

Ramirez is a 24-year-old right-hander currently starting for Double-A Frisco. In 92 innings, he has a 3.33 ERA.

Edwards is a 21-year-old right-hander with Single-A Hickory of the South Atlantic League.

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