The Texas Rangers began play in 1972 when the expansion Washington Senators moved their franchise after the 1971 season. The expansion Washington Senators began play in 1961 after the original Washington Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Minnesota Twins that same year. They've met the Cubs just twice in interleague play in 2002 and 2007. Sammy Sosa hit his 600th career home run as a member of the Rangers in 2007 against the Cubs and RHP Jason Marquis.
 The Cubs' Record versus Franchise
 Transactions Involving the Chicago Cubs
(Format is players sent to Cubs followed by players received by this franchise in reverse chronological order)
July 22nd: Traded 3B Mike Olt(minors), RHP C.J. Edwards(minors), RHP Justin Grimm and a player to be named later which is either RHP Neil Ramirez (minors) or two players from Texas from a predetermined pool (Cubs choice) for RHP Matt Garza.
November 20th: Traded RHP Barret Loux(minors) and a player to be named later for RHP Jacob Brigham. The deal was made due to injury issues with Brigham at the time of the original deal involving Geovany Soto.
July 31st: Traded 3B Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks for RHP Ryan Dempster.
July 31st: Traded RHP Jacob Brigham (minors) for C Geovany Soto.
December 9th: Traded RHP Mason Tobin for cash after the Cubs selected him from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Rule 5 draft.
March 27th: Traded a player to be named later or cash for SS Andres Blanco.
June 1: Traded INF/OF Phil Nevin and cash for INF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr.
March 31st: Cubs received INF/OF Freddie Bynum from Oakland Athletics and sent LHP John Koronka and cash to Texas Rangers as part of a three-team deal. The Rangers also received LHP John Rheinecker from the Athletics. The Athletics received RHP Juan Dominguez from the Rangers.
March 30: Purchased SS Cody Ransom from the Cubs.
November 16: Traded a player to be named later for RHP Jon Leicester. The Rangers sent LHP Clint Brannon (minors) on March 13th, 2006 to complete the deal.
April 1: Received INF/OF Santiago Perez as part of conditional deal.
July 30: Traded OF Doug Glanville for Jason Fransz and cash.
May 9: Received RHP Alan Benes as part of conditional deal.
June 9: Traded OF Brant Brown for OF Dave Martinez.
January 3: Sold RHP Dave Pavlas to the Cubs.
January 3: Traded INF Rey Sanchez for 2B/OF Bryan House (minors).
December 5: Traded OF Pablo Delgado (minors), INF Luis Benitez (minors), LHP Paul Kilgus, INF Curt Wilkerson, LHP Mitch Williams and LHP Steve Wilson for LHP Drew Hall, LHP Jamie Moyer and OF/1B Rafael Palmeiro.
March 17: Traded LF Dave Meier and 2B Greg Tabor for LHP Ray Hayward.
May 15: Traded LHP Mike Mason for a player to be named later. Cubs sent RHP Dave Pavlas on June 6th, 1987 to complete the deal.
July 26: Traded RHP Bryan Dial (minors) and a player to be named later for LHP Ron Meridith. On July 28th, 1986 Rangers sent RHP Rick Surhoff to complete their part of the deal.
July 2: Traded LHP Tim Henry(minors) and Jorge Gomez(minors) for RHP Dickie Noles.
March 26: Traded OF Bump Wills for RHP Paul Mirabella, RHP Paul Semall (minors) and cash.
June 4: Sold OF Bobby Bonds to the Cubs.
February 5: Traded a player to be named later and cash for LHP Darold Knowles. On February 15th, 1977 the Rangers sent OF Gene Clines to complete their part of the deal.
October 25: Traded INF/OF Vic Harris and 3B Bill Madlock for RHP Fergie Jenkins.
August 31st: Traded LHP Mike Paul for a player to be named later. On November 14th, 1973 the Cubs sent LHP Larry Gura to complete the deal.
August 13: Sold LF Rico Carty to the Cubs.
August 1: Purchased 1B Dick Nen from the Cubs.
April 3: Sold 1B Dick Nen to the Cubs.
April 2: Traded OF Ken Hunt for RHP Bob Humphreys.
 Rumored Deals Involving Chicago Cubs
Before the 2008 season, the Cubs were rumored to be interested in OF Marlon Byrd. The Cubs wanted to send Matt Murton to them, but the Rangers wanted young pitching, possibly Sean Marshall.
 Players that Played for Both Major League Franchises
103 players including 46 pitchers have played for both the Cubs and Indians major league franchises through the 2009 season.
 External Links
Baseball Reference Team History 
- ↑ "Players who played for Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers" Baseball-Reference.com http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/multifranchise.cgi?level=franch&t1=CHC&t2=TEX&t3=&t4=&submit=Find+Players
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