Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Rangers have traded pitcher Anthony Ranaudo to the White Sox in exchange for minor league pitcher Matt Ball. Ranaudo will report to Triple-A Charlotte.
Ranaudo, 26, has made only two appearances at the major league level for the Rangers this year. In 3 2/3 innings, he yielded seven runs on two hits and eight walks with two strikeouts. Ranaudo has had more success at Triple-A Round Rock, putting up a 2.02 ERA with an 18/4 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings.
Ball, 21, is at A-ball for the first time in his career. With Single-A Kannapolis, Ball has a 4.50 ERA with a 24/5 K/BB ratio in 16 innings spanning 10 relief appearances.