Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

news

MLB News

Rangers receive RHP Adrian Sampson on waiver claim from Seattle Mariners

Sampson transferred from Mariners 60-day disabled list to Rangers 60-day DL

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has received right-handed pitcher Adrian Sampson from the Seattle Mariners via a waiver claim. Sampson, who was on the Mariners' 60-day disabled list, has been transferred to the Rangers' 60-day disabled list.

Sampson, 25, made his major league debut with Seattle this season, allowing 4 runs/earned runs over 4.2 innings in his lone outing on June 18 at Boston. He did not throw a pitch in his final scheduled outing on June 23 at Detroit, leaving that contest after warming up due to injury. Sampson had surgery to repair a flexor tendon in his right elbow on June 30 and is expected to be in an injury rehabilitation program for the start of the 2017 season.

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has received right-handed pitcher Adrian Sampson from the Seattle Mariners via a waiver claim. Sampson, who was on the Mariners' 60-day disabled list, has been transferred to the Rangers' 60-day disabled list.

Sampson, 25, made his major league debut with Seattle this season, allowing 4 runs/earned runs over 4.2 innings in his lone outing on June 18 at Boston. He did not throw a pitch in his final scheduled outing on June 23 at Detroit, leaving that contest after warming up due to injury. Sampson had surgery to repair a flexor tendon in his right elbow on June 30 and is expected to be in an injury rehabilitation program for the start of the 2017 season.

A Seattle-area native, Sampson was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 2012 June draft and was sent to the Mariners in a July 31, 2015 trade involving J.A. Happ. He went 7-4 with a 3.25 ERA (29 ER/80.1 IP) over 13 games/starts with Triple-A Tacoma in 2016. In the minor leagues over his five-year professional career, Sampson has a 4.01 ERA in 105 games/102 starts with a 1.303 WHIP figure while averaging 6.4 strikeouts per 9 innings and just 0.7 home runs per 9 innings.

With the claiming of Sampson, the Rangers now have a full 40-man roster along with two players (Prince Fielder and Sampson) on the 60-day disabled list.

Texas Rangers