Rangers call up German to add speed

Rangers call up German to add speed

TORONTO -- Prior to Monday's 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays, the Rangers purchased the contract of utility infielder Esteban German from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

German can play multiple positions, including the outfield, and he gives the Rangers speed off the bench. He was batting .280 with a .371 on-base percentage and 50 stolen bases for Oklahoma City.

With the Rangers having a full 40-man roster, they opted to designate infielder Alex Cora for assignment.

Cora had only seven at-bats for the Rangers after being signed as a free agent Aug. 16.