Texas Rangers relief pitcher Mike Hauschild (49) throws a bullpen session during practice at Rangers spring training on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in Surprise, Ariz. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Photo: Contributing Writer
Photo: Contributing Writer

UD grad back to Houston Astros after brief run with Texas Rangers

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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