The Texas Rangers have claimed 25-year old righty starting pitcher Adrian Sampson off waivers from the Seattle Mariners and they have placed him on the 60-day disabled list. He had surgery last June, so he will likely miss the start of the 2017 season. He pitched in 1 game (1 start) for the Mariners (it was his Major League debut last year) last year and he was 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA and a 1.93 WHIP. Sampson also pitched in 13 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Mariners last year in which he was 7-4 with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He gave up 81 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 61 batters in 80 1/3 innings in the minors last year. This is just the case of the Rangers taking a flier on a young guy that pitched pretty well in AAA-ball last year.
UPDATE: (11/21/2016) – The Rangers have designated Adrian Sampson for assignment.