Remember when Adam Rosales was a laughingstock as a spare part of a good Texas Rangers team in 2013 — one that bounced back and forth between Texas and Oakland in a weird game of baseball musical chairs?
Well, now he's your Rangers Player of the Month as of Tuesday afternoon. Did you ever think you'd see that day coming? Now you have.
Rosales played in 20 games in August, started 13 and made a big impact on a struggling Rangers offense in the meantime. The career journeyman, who's struggled to hit above .200 for much of his career as a utility infielder, has suddenly found a groove at the plate. In August, Rosales hit .352 with a highly uncharacteristic .954 OPS, four doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs.
On the season, Rosales is batting .317 with three homers and 15 RBIs in his 33 games this season while playing first base, second base, shortstop and third base. He's no world beater, but he's showing some flashes now, and he's starting to establish himself as a desirable option as a utility player in 2015.