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Rangers designate pitcher Mike Hauschild for assignment

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rookie right-hander Mike Hauschild has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who got the pitcher in the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings.

Texas made the move Thursday, a day after Hauschild gave up three home runs in 3 1/3 innings of relief at Oakland. He has allowed five homers and 10 earned runs over eight innings in his four appearances.

Texas selected the contract of right-hander Anthony Bass from Triple-A Round Rock.

If Hauschild clears waivers, the Rangers would have to offer him back to the Houston Astros for $50,000 or work out a deal to keep him after getting him from the Astros organization at the winter meetings. Any team claiming the 27-year-old right-hander would have to add him to its 25-man roster.
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