The Texas Rangers announced Monday that the club received first baseman Andy Wilkins from the Seattle Mariners on a waiver claim.
Wilkins, 27, combined to bat .251 (109-434) with 18 home runs and 79 RBI over 126 games at the Triple-A level last season with Buffalo and Oklahoma City in the Blue Jays and Dodgers organizations, respectively.
A left-handed batter, he spent spring training in White Sox camp before he was claimed by Toronto on March 29 and then traded to Los Angeles-NL on May 3.
He was also claimed by the Orioles on September 6, as the Rangers are his sixth different club since the start of 2015. Wilkins was designated for assignment by the Mariners on December 9 after Seattle received him in a December 2 waiver claim from Baltimore.
The Tulsa native saw his only major league action with the White Sox in 2014, batting .140 in 17 games. He was selected by the Rangers in the 25th round of the 2007 June draft out of Broken Arrow (OK) High School, but elected to play at the University of Arkansas. A first baseman throughout his career, Wilkins has also seen limited action in the outfield and at third base.
With the addition of Wilkins, the Rangers’ major league roster now has 38 players.