Rangers claim Rule 5 pitcher Rosin

Rangers claim Rule 5 pitcher Rosin

SURPRISE Ariz. -- The Rangers have claimed right-handed pitcher Seth Rosin off waivers from the Dodgers and will look at him as a possible candidate for the bullpen.

They will have to make a quick decision. Rosin was drafted by the Mets from the Phillies' organization in the Rule 5 Draft and traded to the Dodgers. He has to be on the Opening Day roster and stay there for the entire season or offered back to the Phillies for $25,000. The Rangers will watch him this weekend and see if he is worth carrying as a long reliever.

"We've had solid reports on him," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He's a strike thrower with good life on his fastball."

Rosin pitched 11 innings in four games in the Cactus League this spring, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on 10 hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts. He spent last season at Double-A Reading in the Eastern League and was 9-6 with a 4.33 ERA in 23 starts and three relief appearances.

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