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.