Thursday, August 15, 2013

Who's on First, Second, Third and Short

Rosales, Rosales, he's our man
If we can't have him, maybe you can;
[Utility infielder Adam] Rosales was first designated for assignment by the [Oakland] A's on July 31 to make roster room for newly acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo. Texas claimed Rosales on Aug. 2, and he spent three days on its roster without playing — all for games in the visiting dugout at Oakland, a circumstance he could only describe as "weird."
The Rangers designated him for assignment Aug. 5 after All-Star right fielder Nelson Cruz was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball and they called up two outfielders from the minor leagues.
Oakland got him back three days later and he appeared in one game, as a pinch-runner and shortstop at Toronto. But the A's needed a roster spot the next day for right-hander Sonny Gray to come up from the minors for a start, and they sent Rosales out again.
"I'm handling it the best I can. It's just a real unique experience," Rosales said, cracking a smile. "I feel like I have the personality and the character to do it."
Rosales reported to the Rangers on Tuesday, a day after they re-claimed him and when Texas general manager Jon Daniels finally met him.
'Can't tell the players without a program.'

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