Joe Saunders SP KC 16 Days

Royals signed LHP Joe Saunders to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Omaha.

Saunders was cut loose by the Rangers last week after posting a 6.13 ERA over eight starts. He'll serve as rotation depth in Triple-A.

Joe Saunders SP KC 20 Days

Rangers released LHP Joe Saunders.

Saunders had been designated for assignment earlier in the week after putting up a 6.13 ERA and 2.07 WHIP across eight starts. As bad as the veteran lefty has been this season, a team with rotation issues will surely give him a shot. It just might be on a minor league deal.

Joe Saunders SP KC 23 Days

Rangers designated LHP Joe Saunders for assignment.

Saunders gets the boot after giving up seven runs over five innings Monday against the Orioles. The veteran southpaw owns an ugly 6.13 ERA and 2.07 WHIP across eight starts with the Rangers this season. The match was a bad fit from the start.

Joe Saunders SP KC 23 Days

Joe Saunders was lit up for seven runs in five innings by the Orioles in Monday's loss.

Saunders gave up four homers to the Orioles' right-handed hitters, two of them coming from Steve Pearce. He's doing the best he can with his very limited arsenal, but he's having a tough time keeping the Rangers in games at the moment.

Joe Saunders SP KC 2 Months

Joe Saunders allowed seven hits and three runs -- two earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.

Saunders walked four without striking out a single batter in the loss. The southpaw is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in four starts this year, and he can be ignored for the purpose of fantasy baseball. He'll face his former club, the Mariners, in Seattle on Saturday.

Joe Saunders SP KC 2 Months

Joe Saunders allowed two runs while giving up 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Saunders was by no means great, but he wasn't the reason the Rangers lost on Tuesday -- after his exit, the bullpen surrendered six runs in the eighth inning. The southpaw walked one and struck out two in his time on the mound. Through three starts with the club, Saunders has a 3.68 ERA and an ugly 1.84 WHIP with 12 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings of work. He'll face the Indians on Sunday.

Joe Saunders SP KC 2 Months

Joe Saunders got the no-decision, tossing five shutout innings as the Rangers defeated the Twins 1-0 on Wednesday.

Saunders, making his return to the mound after a stint on the disabled list, was quite effective, limiting the Twins to five hits and two walks while striking out six. The lefty is taking Scott Baker's spot in the rotation. While Saunders pitched well, he's risky in all fantasy formats. He'll take the mound against the Orioles at home in his next start.

Joe Saunders SP KC 2 Months

Rangers activated LHP Joe Saunders from the 15-day disabled list.

Saunders will join the Rangers' starting rotation on Wednesday against the Twins after missing several weeks with a left ankle injury. He's not a good fantasy bet.

Joe Saunders SP KC 2 Months

Rangers manager Ron Washington announced Saturday that Joe Saunders will replace Scott Baker in the Rangers rotation.

Saunders will be activated from the disabled list to start on Wednesday against the Twins in Minnesota. He has seen improved velocity during his minor league rehab stint, but still makes for a questionable streaming option in all fantasy formats. Scott Baker will return to a long relief role in the Rangers bullpen.

Joe Saunders SP KC 2 Months

The Rangers haven't decided whether Joe Saunders (ankle) will make another rehab start.

Saunders tossed seven innings of one-run ball in his last rehab outing and proclaimed himself healthy and ready to rejoin the Rangers. "I can't imagine another rehab outing would be in the picture," Saunders said. The lefty status will likely be determined based on how Scott Baker fares during Friday's start against the Tigers. If he pitches well, he'll remain in the rotation and Saunders will likely get another rehab start. If Baker struggles, Saunders could replace him in the rotation next week.