Monday, January 7, 2019

Texas Rangers Claim John Farrell's Son Luke Off Waivers From Anaheim

Back in September of 2017, a unique moment took place during a Red Sox-Reds game. For the first time in thirteen years, a son participated in an MLB game opposite a team managed by his father. Luke Farrell pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Red Sox—managed by his Dad, John Farrell. Before that, Moises Alou of the Cubbies faced his Dad Felipe Alou's Giants back in 2004. Now, the younger Farrell has been claimed off waivers from the Anaheim Angels by the Texas Rangers. The 27-year-old righty was originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals—and has traveled a circuitous MLB route since then from the Dodgers to the Reds to the Cubs and the Angels. In 44 major-league innings, Farrell has posted a 5.28 ERA.