It is quite clear that the Texas Rangers are on a mission. That mission is to find consistency, respectable consistency, that is. They echoed that sentiment on Friday as the personnel changes keep coming in Arlington. This time, they have decided to claim right-hander Shaun Anderson off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. This move by the Rangers signals the end of a quick tenure in Minnesota for Anderson. The Twins obtained him in a trade over the winter with the San Francisco Giants. The Twins sent outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. to the City by the Bay in the exchange. This move by the Rangers is just the latest in their attempt to turn 2021 around. Only time will tell if it pays off for them. Meanwhile, here is a closer look as the Rangers claim Anderson.
Not So Fast for Shaun Anderson
The Rangers are giving Anderson a shot at redemption. However, it won’t be with the big club for the time being. He will be sent down to the minor leagues to get things sorted out. It’s a very small sample size, but in four games with Minnesota this season, he has an earned run average of 9.35. To go along with it, he has eight strikeouts and a bloated WHIP of 2.077. He has also surrendered five walks. This is only his third year in professional baseball, and he has a lot to prove. That isn’t to say that he doesn’t have potential though. Things look hopeful for him as the Rangers claim Anderson.
Another DFA Case
To make room for Anderson on the 40-man roster, the Rangers have designated righty Tyson Miller for assignment. This marks the third DFA scenario for the Rangers in the last several weeks. They designated DH Khris Davis on June 8th, and they did the same to left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang on June 17th. As for the fans, all they can do is wait and see if these moves pay off. That seems to be the thought process as the Rangers claim Anderson off waivers.
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