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Robertson Dealt to Angels



    Robertson Dealt to Angels
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    Daniel Robertson #19 of the Texas Rangers makes a leaping catch on a line drive hit by Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 4, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Chances are, Dan Robertson had no place on the 2015 Texas Rangers' roster, assuming everyone is back to full health that was put on the shelf in last season's historically injury-plagued year.

    On Thursday, the Rangers traded the veteran outfielder to division rival Los Angeles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash from the Angels. The move leaves just one player currently on the Rangers' roster who can play center field in Leonys Martin, which is a bit interesting.

    Robertson was solid for the Rangers in 2014 after being acquired from San Diego and making his major-league debut. Robertson played in 70 games in both left and center field and carried a .300 batting average into September before trailing off and finishing the year with a .271 mark. He had nine doubles, a triple and drove in 21 runs.

    The trade is a bit surprising given the center field depth, but the move had to be made to free up space on the 40-man roster to place prospects to be sure they aren't taken away in the Rule 5 draft next month.