Texas Rangers Roster Moves for March 7

Arlington, Texas-The Texas Rangers today announced the following roster moves:

--INF-OF Alex Castellanos was claimed on waivers by the San Diego Padres. Castellanos had been designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room for free agent LHP Joe Saunders on the major league roster.

--RHP Matt West has been optioned to High-A Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League.

--C Jose Felix, a non-roster invitee, has been assigned to the minor league camp.

--C Patrick Cantwell has been added as a non-roster invitee from the minor league camp. Cantwell will wear #58.

With the moves, the Rangers have 59 players remaining in camp including pitchers Derek Holland and Joseph Ortiz, who are both on the 60-day DL.