Joe Saunders has seen his share of laundry this season.
The veteran lefty began the season with the Texas Rangers and quickly hit the disabled list after taking a line drive off the ankle in the Rangers' second series of the year in Tampa Bay. After his return a couple of months later, he had a decent little stretch of starts before his wheels came off and he showed his true colors.
In an ironic twist, his final day in a Rangers uniform came in a rough start in Baltimore — one of his former teams. Now, he's back with Baltimore after bombing for the Kansas City Royals' Triple-A club and making 10 successful appearances for Baltimore's Triple-A club. He was called up for the roster expansion and now will look to rediscover some greatness he had with the Orioles back in 2012.
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If you remember, Saunders started the 2012 AL Wild Card Game in Texas against the Rangers and stymied the stumbling Rangers lineup, which featured a disinterested Josh Hamilton in his final game as a Ranger.
As a Ranger this season, Saunders finished with an 0-5 record and a 6.13 ERA.