Red Sox rejects: A mid-season look

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Jun 18, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA: Texas Rangers starter Anthony Ranaudo (46) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Ranaudo to Texas for Robbie Ross.

Ranaudo, a 24-year-old right-hander, never fulfilled his promise in Boston and the former first round selection was finally jettisoned.

In Texas, Ranaudo has made two starts and both represent the enigma he presented in Boston. The first start in early April was a statistical and performance nightmare. In 1.2 innings the Angels scored six runs on six hits before Ranaudo was mercifully pulled from the game.

The second start was on 6/18 against the Dodgers and Ranaudo pitched an impressive 6.2 innings of shutout ball allowing the Dodgers only five hits. That earned Ranaudo a quick trip back to Round Rock of the PCL Triple-A. A spot start with Texas and more will, no doubt, take place.

At Round Rock Ranaudo has been operating in the rotation and sports a 7-2 record with a 3.12 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. The Rangers will use Ranaudo as Boston had by allowing spot starts when the need arises, otherwise he will remain at Round Rock.