Mike Hauschild, the former Dayton Flyer pitcher, is back with the Houston Astros after the Rule 5 pick was returned by the Texas Rangers according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
The Astros paid Texas $50,000 to get him back from the Rangers after he cleared waivers after he was designated for assignment earlier in the week.
The Rangers wanted Hauschild as a long reliever, but despite a solid 92 MPH fastball, he gave up 10 runs in eight innings, including five home runs.
Hauschild was picked up by Texas in the Rule 5 draft in December after he had a successful year in Houston Triple-A affiliate Fresno last year, going 3.22 ERA and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
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