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Castellanos awarded to Rangers on wire claim

Castellanos awarded to Rangers on wire claim

Castellanos awarded to Rangers on wire claim

The Rangers were awarded a waiver claim on outfielder Alex Castellanos from the Red Sox on Monday.

The 27-year-old Castellanos was acquired by Boston from the Dodgers on Oct. 23 and was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Dec. 12 after the signing of Mike Napoli.

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Castellanos, a right-handed batter, appeared in eight games for the Dodgers last season, going 3-for-18 with a home run, and also appeared in 16 Major League games in 2012. He spent the majority of '13 in Triple-A, where he hit .257 with 19 home runs and 61 RBIs in 105 games.

Castellanos' addition gives the Rangers a full 40-man roster.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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