OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 22: Luis Sardinas #3 of the Texas Rangers completes the double-play over the top of Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The Texas Rangers called up one of the biggest spare parts they've had in recent years on Monday when they promoted veteran utility infielder Adam Rosales to Arlington and sent down 21-year-old prospect Luis Sardinas back to Triple-A Round Rock.
While it's not going to be nearly as fun watching Rosales start than it was watching Sardinas starts, this is a good move for the future of the franchise.
Sardinas has been pretty decent for a kid that really had no business being in Arlington this year.
In 26 games, Sardinas has hit .288 in 66 at-bats with two doubles and four RBIs, but he's barely seen the field since fellow youngster Rougned Odor, 20, has basically taken over the starting second baseman job and has also struggled recently.
Sardinas will now get a chance to play every day instead of sit on the bench, which is never a good thing for a 21-year-old prospect, as evidenced by Jurickson Profar last season.
“This is going to be good for him, to get out there every day,” Washington told reporters.