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Rotowire: Jan 5 / 2:05p ET
News: Rosales will return to Texas on a one-year, $900,000 deal for 2015, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
Impact: After the Rangers suffered countless injuries, Rosales was called upon last season to play every position in the infield other than catcher, although he saw most of his time at first base. His value to Texas is certainly centered around his versatility, as a .262/.328/.378 slash line from a first baseman certainly doesn't blow anyone away. It would be difficult to envision him seeing as much time as he saw in 2014, and he was not an appealing option last season, so he should be even less useful in 2015.
StatsLLC: Jan 5 / 12:00a ET
News: Rosales has agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, one month after he was dropped from the roster.
Impact: Texas failed to offer Rosales a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline, allowing the infielder to become a free agent. The 31-year-old hit .262 last year with four homers and 19 RBIs in 181 plate appearances. He had a $750,000 salary and earned a $25,000 performance bonus. Rosales also has played for Cincinnati and Oakland in seven big league seasons.
Rotowire: Dec 2 / 7:55p ET
News: The Rangers will not tender Rosales a contract, making him a free agent.
Impact: He was forced into more action than he was probably ready for last season due to all of the injuries ahead of him on the depth chart. In 181 plate appearances, Rosales slashed .262/.328/.378 with four home runs and four steals. He should be able to catch on with another team, but with second base a position of significant depth for the Rangers, he was not needed in Texas for 2015.