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Rangers acquire Carp off waivers

New addition will see playing time at first, left field and DH

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CLEVELAND -- The Rangers have acquired first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp off waivers from the Red Sox. He will join the Rangers on Monday in Chicago.

The Rangers see Carp getting playing time at first, left field and designated hitter.

"Like with a lot of guys, we're going to use the final two months to audition Mike and see if he can be a part of a winning situation in 2015 and beyond," assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "He will get an opportunity."

Carp, a left-handed hitter, was used sparingly by the Red Sox this season as he hit just .198 in 42 games. He had a more significant role last year, playing in 82 games and hitting .296 with a .362 on-base percentage and a .523 slugging percentage.

He has played in 131 games in his career at first base and 105 in the outfield. He also pitched one inning so the Rangers have a new emergency reliever.

The Rangers made room on the 40-man roster by putting Alexi Ogando on the 60-day disabled list. They will have to make a move on the active roster before Monday's game.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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