The Texas Rangers have sent 26-year old righty reliever/starter Anthony Ranaudo back to AAA. He pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Rangers this year and he is 1-0 with a 17.18 ERA and a 2.73 WHIP. Ranaudo has given up 2 hits, 7 runs (all earned) with 8 walks and 2 whiffs in only 3 2/3 innings for the Rangers! He has pitched in 6 games (2 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 1-1 with a 9.47 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP. The Rangers have called up 23-year old lefty reliever Kevin Faulkner to replace Ranaudo on the pitching staff. Faulkner pitched in 5 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rangers and he was 0-0 with a 8.31 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP. He has now pitched in 16 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.
UPDATE: (5/12/2016) – The Rangers have traded Anthony Ranaudo to the Chicago White Sox for 21-year old righty reliever/starter Matt Ball. Ball pitched in 10 games (0 starts) in A-ball for the White Sox so far this year and he was 0-1 with 1 save, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. He gave up 17 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 24 batters in his 16 innings in A-ball for the Pale Hose. Ball has now pitched in 53 games (28 starts) in his four years in the minors with the White Sox and he was 5-17 with 1 save, a 6.98 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP.