The Texas Rangers have claimed righthanded relief pitcher Shaun Anderson on waivers from the Minnesota Twins, the team announced today. To make room on the 40 man roster for Anderson, the Rangers have designated pitcher Tyson Miller for assignment.
Anderson, 26, was a 3rd round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 2016 out of the University of Florida. He was traded a year later to the San Francisco Giants in a deal that brought Eduardo Nunez to Boston. The Giants traded him to the Twins this spring for LeMonte Wade, Jr.
Andeson has a career 5.48 ERA and 4.90 FIP in 16 starts and 34 relief appearances in his major league career, including 8.2 innings of relief over four appearances for the Twins this year. Anderson has had trouble throwing strikes in the majors, despite having a strong track record as a strike thrower for most of his career in the minors.
Anderson has been optioned to Round Rock, so I would assume he will be part of the Express bullpen, and the Rangers will see if Anderson can be fixed. Anderson does have an option remaining after 2021 as well.
Anderson takes the 40 man roster spot of Tyson Miller, who was claimed on waivers a couple of weeks ago from the Chicago Cubs. Miller had made one start for Round Rock. I would assume that the Rangers will try to run him through waivers and outright him.