Texas Rangers claim Oakland Athletics Adam Rosales off waivers

Jun 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics short stop Adam Rosales (17) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring a run in the7th inning against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

A little inter-division swapping never hurt anybody, right?

After Adam Rosales was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics earlier this week, fellow American League West division foe, the Texas Rangers, decided to swoop in and claim the fan favorite who has struggled this season.

Rosales has hit a woeful .193 with four homers and a .587 OPS over 50 games this year and outside of a solid 2010 where the middle infielder hit .271 in 80 games, he’s been nothing short of horrible at the dish possessing a career .220 average through six Major League seasons.

What Texas plans to do with the former Western Michigan product is unknown. Some reports have suggested the Rangers will demote the talented Jurickson Profar, who despite being blessed with a multitude of tools, hasn’t been able to crack the daily lineup.

Profar of course would be recalled when rosters expand next month, but Texas may be hoping Rosales can hold down the fort until Profar gets some much needed playing time before returning at the first of September.

Topics: Adam Rosales, Jurickson Profar, Oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers

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