Tuesday, the Texas Rangers made a move to try to bolster their starting rotation.  Reliever Robbie Ross was sent to the Red Sox for right handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo (pictured).

"(Ranaudo) has a four-pitch mix," Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels told MLB.com. "He doesn't necessarily overpower guys, but has a quality pitch mix and throws strikes. Our scouts who have looked at him [talk] about his intelligence and aptitude and the will to make adjustments. We think there is more there, and he'll continue to improve."

Last year in limited action, Ranaudo had a record of 4-3 with a 4.81 ERA in seven starts for the Red Sox.

In Spring Training, Ranaudo will compete for the fifth starter role with holdovers Nick Teoesch, Nick Martinez and Ross Detwiler.

Meanwhile, Robbie Ross has been a reliever of diminishing returns for the Rangers over the past three seasons.  His best season was his rookie year in 2012.  That year, Ross went 6-0 out of the bullpen with 2.22 ERA in 58 games.  Last year, in 2014, Ross's record was 3-6 with 6.20 ERA and 1.69 WHIP.

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