LHP Eric Surkamp claimed off waivers by Texas

The Oakland A's announced today that left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers.
 
Surkamp was designated for assignment on Monday when the A's claimed Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 0-5 with a 6.98 ERA and .327 opponents batting average in nine starts over four stints with the A's. Surkamp was also 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA in five starts with Nashville.