Texas Rangers claim Alex Castellanos off waivers from Red Sox

June 1, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Alex Castellanos hits a sacrifice RBI during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

What? A Texas Rangers move and it wasn’t for an All-Star level player?

A bit shocking right?

Regardless, the Rangers, who claimed outfielder Alex Castellanos off waivers from the Boston Red Sox made what appears to be another shrewd offseason move as Castellanos is a solid bench bat who can play multiple outfield positions.

The Texas Rangers claimed Alex Castellanos off waivers.

As of right now, it’s likely Castellanos will being the season in AAA where he hit .257 to go along with 19 home runs and 19 steals in 105 games.

His solid speed and decent pop should make him a solid commodity off the Rangers bench assuming he does get some time at the Major League level this year and makes a formidable replacement player due to injury, if needed.

For free, you can’t really ask for much more.

The outfielder was designated for assignment by the Red Sox to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to re-sign Mike Napoli. He spent time in the Majors last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Topics: Alex Castellanos, Texas Rangers

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