Rangers designate pitcher Mike Hauschild for assignment

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Mike Hauschild, right, turns away as Seattle Mariners' Taylor Motter rounds the bases behind on a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-0. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie right-hander Mike Hauschild has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who got the pitcher in the winter meeting draft.

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 ar the winter meetings. Any team claiming the 27-year-old right-hander would have to add him to its 25-man roster.