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Ranaudo optioned, Freeman clears waivers

Anthony Ranaudo was optioned after today's game, and Sam Freeman cleared waivers and was outrighted

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The Texas Rangers have announced a pair of procedural moves today.

As expected, the Rangers have optioned Anthony Ranaudo, today's starting pitcher, to AAA Round Rock.  This opens up a spot on the 25 man roster, which apparently will be filled tomorrow.  The expectation is that Tanner Scheppers will be activated from the disabled list and take that spot.

in addition, the Rangers announced LHP Sam Freeman has cleared waivers and been outrightedthe to AAA Round Rock,  Freeman was acquired from the Cardinals during camp, and was expected to make the team as a reliever.  However, he pitched poorly this spring, and was designated for assignment a week and a half ago.