The Rangers have selected right-hander Peter Fairbanks from Triple-A Nashville and designated fellow righty Nick Gardewine for assignment, executive vice president of communications John Blake announced. The team also optioned lefty Joe Palumbo.
Fairbanks joined the Rangers as a ninth-round pick in 2015. The 25-year-old has divided 2019 among the Single-A, Double-A and Triple-A levels and pitched to a 2.35 ERA with a whopping 14.1 K/9 against 2.0 BB/9 in 23 innings. Gardewine, also 25, totaled 13 innings with the Rangers from 2017-18 but has spent this season with their Triple-A affiliate. The 2013 seventh-round pick has thrown 4 1/3 scoreless, three-hit innings this year with eight strikeouts against two walks.