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)
Once again, it happened.
Veteran middle infielder Adam Rosales' saga started a couple of weeks ago when he was DFA'd by the Oakland A's and claimed off waivers by the AL West rival Texas Rangers, who coincidentally were in Oakland to start a three-game set back on Aug. 2.
Rosales came over to the Rangers dugout and sat on the bench for the three games. The next day, after not ever getting in a game with the Rangers, he was DFA'd by the Rangers to compensate for roster moves when the Rangers had to shuffle their roster when Nelson Cruz was suspended.
He was quickly reclaimed by the A's as the Rangers headed to Anaheim. Over the weekend, the A's let Rosales go once again after he appeared in one game. On Monday, he was reclaimed by the Rangers and is expected to join the Rangers in Arlington on Tuesday when they start their series with the Brewers.
“Adam is a quality big league infielder,” Rangers GM Jon Daniels told The Dallas Morning News. “We’ve always liked the way he goes about the game, and the energy he brings. As our circumstances have changed over the past week or so, it changed our ability to carry him. We’re glad to get a second chance at it.”
Rosales will serve as a backup infielder when Jurickson Profar is in the lineup, specifically when Profar is the club's designated hitter, which has been a lot lately. That could force the Rangers to keep him even after Lance Berkman returns to the roster, which he's expected to do at the end of this week.
And if the Rangers decide to cut Rosales loose again when Berkman arrives? Well, expect him to end up back with Oakland. It'd only be natural in this game of "Waiver Wire Musical Chairs."