The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Grant Anderson from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Connor Sadzeck. Anderson, who does not go on the Rangers’ 40-man roster, has been assigned to the Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League.
Anderson, 21, was selected by Seattle in the 21st round of the 2018 June draft. He combined to go 2-1 with a 1.38 ERA (2 ER/13.0 IP), 0.846 WHIP, and 13 strikeouts over 12 relief appearances with the Arizona League Mariners, Low-A Everett, and A-level Clinton affiliates in his first professional season. He was on the Mariners’ Everett roster this spring. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Anderson was drafted out of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, not far from his hometown.
Sadzeck was designated for assignment by the Rangers on March 28 when the club set its Opening Day roster. Originally selected by Texas in the 11th round of the 2011 June draft, he has spent his entire career in the Rangers organization, including 13 appearances in his first major league action last September.