Ranaudo goes to ChiSox in trade after walking 5 against them
CHICAGO (AP) The White Sox have acquired Anthony Ranaudo from Texas, two days after the right-hander walked five Chicago hitters in one inning with the Rangers.
Texas obtained minor league pitching prospect Matt Ball in the deal announced Thursday. The right-hander will report to Class A Hickory.
Chicago is sending Ranaudo to Triple-A Charlotte along with right-hander Scott Carroll. The White Sox will make a roster move to fill Carroll's spot before Friday night's game at the Yankees.
Ranaudo gave up five of his seven runs over two relief appearances in Tuesday's outing against the White Sox. Texas rallied for a 13-11 victory. He is 5-4 with a 6.33 ERA in 13 career appearances, including nine starts, with Boston and Texas.
The 21-year-old Ball had 24 strikeouts in 16 innings in 10 relief outings at Class A Kannapolis. He was an 11th-round pick by the White Sox in 2013.