As Ranger fans we know you can never have have enough pitching. The Texas Rangers have claimed right-handed pitcher Art Warren, 27, off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. He was drafted by the Mariners in the 23rd round of the 2015 draft from Ashland University.
Opposing batters had a batting average of .105 and a .143 batting average of balls in play.
2019 was a special year for Warren; he pitched fabulous in Double-A for the Arkansas Travelers – the affiliate of the Mariners. They are in the same League (Texas League) as the RoughRiders, so the Rangers are a little more familiar with him as the RoughRiders faced him on the mound. He had a 2-1 record with a 1.71 earned run average in 31.2 innings. The loss he had came from a 6-4 loss to the RoughRiders on April 24th.
Warren also made his MLB Debut in 2019 on September 12th against the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched 1/3 of an inning and allowed 1 hit and 1 walk. He ended the season with a 1-0 record and 0.00 earned run average and 0.3 rWAR in 5.1 innings.
Art Warren has 5 Minor-League seasons under his belt in which he’s compiled an 18-6 record and a 2.86 earned run average and a 1.358 WHIP.
He was on the Mariners active roster this year at one point but didn’t play. With the edition of Warren, the Rangers 40-man roster is currently at 39.
Let’s see how good Art is at painting corners.
Art Warren was Designated for Assignment after the Rangers signed Kohei Arihara on December 26th.
*Updated January 6, 2021
The Rangers have traded Art Warren to Cincinnati for cash considerations.