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Rangers Sign Rosales For 2014



    New York Yankees' Robinson Cano (24) is tagged out by Oakland Athletics shortstop Adam Rosales, left, while trying to reach second base in the third inning of a baseball game in New York, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Umpire Jordan Baker watches the play. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

    The Texas Rangers are giving veteran utility infielder Adam Rosales a little bit of a comfortable feeling for the 2014 season after they signed Rosales to a one-year, $750,000 deal after a wacky ride through the 2013 season.

    Rosales, who was designated for assignment by Oakland three times and by Texas once in a span of a month last summer, finished the year with the Rangers. With the two teams combined, Rosales finished the 2013 as a .190 hitter with five home runs and 12 RBIs. He played four different defensive positions — first base, second base, third base and shortsotp — and even saw a couple of games at designated hitter.

    Rosales bounced back and forth between Oakland and Texas, being claimed by Texas twice and Oakland once in between in the span of a month in what was one of the odder cases in baseball history of being DFA'd.

    The contract should give Rosales a little comfort heading into the 2014 season, even though he'll probably still keep a bag packed wherever he is. His presence also gives the Rangers a nice veteran influence in the clubhouse and a versatile defender.