|P John Gaub: Claimed off waivers by Texas|
by Jason Cole of FutureRangers.com, May 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm ET
John Gaub Profile
The Texas Rangers have claimed left-handed reliever John Gaub off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.
Gaub, 27, will go on the Rangers' 40-man roster and will likely be assigned to Triple-A Round Rock. He is on his final minor league option during the 2012 season.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound southpaw as made 16 relief appearances for Triple-A Durham this season, yielding eight runs in 16.2 innings. He has allowed 10 hits while walking 12 and striking out 21.
Gaub pitched last season at Triple-A Iowa (Cubs), where he posted a 3.42 ERA in 50 appearances. Over 55.1 innings, he yielded 42 hits, walked 40, and struck out 75. He also made his only big league stint with Chicago in 2011, yielding two runs in 2.2 frames.
One scout described Gaub as a lefty reliever with "big stuff but scattered strikes." While Gaub features a definite plus fastball and a good slider, walks have been an issue through his career.