It is not known whether Hauschild, 27, will be the team’s fifth starter or work out of the bullpen. He’s prepared for either role. He appeared in eight games in the spring and made three starts. He had a 2.70 ERA in 20 innings.
Hauschild has appeared in 124 games in the minor leagues. He spent his entire career in the Houston Astros organization until the Rangers selected him in the Rule 5 draft in December.
Hauschild played for Rick Woolf at Beavercreek. He made the All-Greater Western Ohio Conference First Team as a senior. Hauschild will be Wolf’s second big leaguer, following Justin Masterson.
“I’m so tickled for both of the guys,” Woolf said, “because they truly are guys you want to root for.”
As a senior at UD in 2012, on coach Tony Vittorio’s team, he was 7-3 with a 4.26 ERA.