Texas Rangers Place Former Top Pitching Prospect On Waivers

The Texas Rangers have made the decision to designate right-handed pitcher Ricky Vanasco for assignment.

This move comes after Vanasco's recent struggles on the mound following his recovery from both Tommy John surgery and knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Despite being a highly regarded pitching prospect in the past, the 24-year-old has had difficulty finding his form this season.

Vanasco started the year on the injured list as he recuperated from knee surgery. He made his season debut on May 20 but encountered significant challenges during his outings. In just 2.1 innings pitched, he allowed 10 runs, six of which were earned, along with four hits and four walks.

Recognizing that Vanasco is not yet ready for the major leagues, the Rangers have decided to remove him from their 40-man roster. By designating him for assignment, they aim to create space for Grant Anderson, a right-handed reliever.

While Vanasco's recent struggles may deter other teams from claiming him off waivers, his potential as a talented pitcher might still attract interest.

For his minor-league career, he holds a 3.84 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, with 236 strikeouts across 178 innings and 53 appearances.

Now we wait and see if any team snags Vanasco off the waiver wire. Photo Credit:  Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports