The White Sox have acquired pitcher Anthony Ranaudo, who walked five White Sox batters in Tuesday's match, in exchange for minor leaguer Matt Ball.
The 26-year-old righty has mostly been used as a starter in his career and is a classic case of "Coop will fix 'em". Ranaudo had plenty of hype in college before being selected by the Red Sox in the 2010 MLB Draft after falling to the 39th pick.
Ranaudo is reminiscent of former Sox pitcher Hector Noesi, who was DFA'd by the Rangers after the Sox lit him up. Clearly, Don Cooper saw something in Ranuado that he can attempt to fix. In 3.2 innings pitched this season, Ranaudo has a 17.18 ERA.
Ranaudo's fastball sits in the low-to-mid 90s while his curveball could be his calling card and out pitch if Don Cooper gets through to him. One has to assume that he'll enter the fifth starter battle with Miguel Gonzalez, Erik Johnson, Jacob Turner and Chris Beck.
Ball is a minor league reliever who made his A-ball debut this year. The reliever has struggled in his time in the Sox system - sporting a career 6.98 ERA across three years of rookie ball and one of A-ball.
Ranuado will be headed to Charlotte along with relief pitcher Scott Carroll.
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