Rangers add Rosales to active roster

Rosales was received on waiver claim yesterday; seeking Rangers debut

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers have added infielder Adam Rosales (#9) to the 25-man roster after he reported to the club today.  To make room on the active roster for Rosales, the club has optioned outfielder Engel Beltre to Triple-A Round Rock.

Yesterday marked the second time that Texas has received Rosales on a waiver claim in a span of 10 days. The Rangers claimed him from Oakland on August 2 and added him to the active roster that day.  Rosales was active for 3 games but did not see any action and was designated for assignment on August 5.  He was claimed by Oakland on August 8 and played in one game for the A’s, going 0-for-1 as a pinch-runner and shortstop on August 9 at Toronto.  He was designated for assignment by Oakland on August 10.

Rosales, 30, is batting .191 (26-136) with 5 doubles, 4 homers and 8 RBI in 51 games/34 starts with Oakland in 2013. The right-handed batter has seen action at shortstop (36 games/33 starts), second base (13 games), third base (2 games/1 start), and left field (1 game).

He opened 2013 on the disabled list with a strained left intercostal muscle and went 6-for-12 with a homer in 3 games on rehab assignment at Single-A Stockton before being activated on April 25.  Rosales was designated for assignment on July 8 and outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on July 12.  He batted .211 with 6 RBI in 9 games for the River Cats before rejoining Oakland on July 24.  Rosales was 0-for-5 in 2 games before he was designated for assignment for the first time by the A’s on July 31.

Beltre has batted .278 with a double and 2 RBI in 17 games over two stints with Texas this season, his first major league action.  He was with the club from June 23-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5 through yesterday.

The Rangers have a full 40-man roster.