Florida's Dontrelle Willis was named to the National League all-star team Friday.
A few hours later, the Florida Marlins proved they were serious about contending for the NL's wild-card spot by dealing for American League saves leader Ugueth Urbina.
Willis made the all-star squad when Los Angeles Dodgers all-star pitcher Kevin Brown was placed on the disabled list with an abdominal strain.
Willis is 8-1 since being called up from the minors in May.
Florida gave up three minor-leaguers to get Urbina, who has 26 saves in 30 chances this season. Gone to Texas are first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 amateur draft, outfielder Will Smith and left-handed pitcher Ryan Snare, the only one of the three on the Marlins' 40-man roster. All three are playing in Class AA.
"Ugie came as advertised and did a great job for us," Texas Rangers General Manager John Hart said. "We're bringing back good players. It dovetails with the direction that we are going. That's going with youth and trying to acquire as many young players as we can."
Urbina bolsters the Marlins' bullpen. Florida entered the day two games above .500 and only 41/2 games out of a wild-card spot.
The Marlins plan to use the right-hander as a setup man for closer Braden Looper, who leads the team with 16 saves.
"We were looking to fortify the back end of the bullpen," Marlins General Manager Larry Beinfest said. "We wanted to bring in a guy who would help us now. A high-impact guy."
Reports from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Chicago Tribune and The Associated Press were used in this story.