Rangers claim righty Verrett off waivers from O's

Rangers claim righty Verrett off waivers from O's

The Rangers claimed Logan Verrett off waivers from the Orioles on Thursday, giving the right-hander his third team in five months. Verrett, who was selected from the Mets in the Rule 5 Draft in December, pitched to a 1.93 ERA in nine appearances for Baltimore in Spring Training.

Verrett was originally selected in the third round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. The 24-year-old has posted a 28-13 record with a 3.89 ERA in 69 starts in the Minor Leagues, all with the Mets' organization.

Last year, Verrett went 11-5 with a 4.33 ERA in a league-high 28 starts for Las Vegas in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.

Texas, which is at 40 players on its 40-man roster, made room for Verrett by placing outfielder Antoan Richardson on the 60-day disabled list. Richardson, a native of the Bahamas, had successful surgery Friday morning to repair a herniated L4-L5 disc in his lower back.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.