Joe Saunders has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who cut ties with the 33-year-old lefty after he went winless in eight starts.
Joe Saunders’ first win in a Texas uniform has been hard to come by, but it could now come with added value against his former team as the Rangers try to extend their dominance over the Angels.
The Rangers have activated left-hander Joe Saunders from the 15-day disabled list and claimed right-hander Phil Irwin off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Joe Saunders can earn up to $3.65 million plus award bonuses under his contract with the Texas Rangers, and would get the full amount if he pitches 210 innings.
The team officially announced the signing of LHP Joe Saunders to a major league contract on Wednesday, bringing a former foe back to Arlington.
Reports out of Rangers spring training camp in Surprise, Arizona are saying that the club will sign former Mariners left hand pitcher Joe Saunders.
A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, Mitch Moreland had a solo shot, and the Rangers beat the Mariners 8-3 on Monday night for their sixth win in eight games.
Howie Kendrick hit his second home run of the game in the 11th inning and finished with four RBIs, leading the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Yu Darvish struck out 10 batters while allowing three hits over seven innings, and the Rangers had their biggest inning of the season in a 7-0 win over the Mariners on Friday night.
The Texas Rangers have lost the leading candidate to be their No. 5 starter for at least a month.