Few know experience of being DFA'd better than Rangers' Rosales
Versatile, energetic utility man Adam Rosales has been on the wrong side of the transaction wire quite frequently over the past few seasons.
On August 19, he was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers to make room on the 25-man roster for Derek Holland. Rosales, who can play all over the infield and has pitched on two occasions this season, could be with a new organization soon.
Being DFA'd is nothing new for Rosales, who back in 2013 bounced back and forth between the Rangers and the Oakland Athletics as both clubs took turns claiming and designating him. He's also been DFA'd by the Rangers a few times since the start of the 2014 season, but has remained in the organization after being outrighted to Triple-A.
This may seem like an MLB transaction that often flies under the radar, but for Rosales it's something with which he is intimately familiar. In fact, he took to Twitter to express as much after the latest DFA:
Of course, if Rosales hit better - he's a career .227/.294/.342 hitter - he'd probably stick around in an organization and avoid this tenuous limbo that always seems to follow him wherever he goes.
He very well could remain in the Texas organization if he clears waivers and is outrighted once again to the minors, but at this point it seems obvious this won't be the last time the 32-year-old finds himself in this position.
This news is never easy to receive, but it always makes me appreciate the game of baseball and my teammates even more. #TexasRangers— Adam Rosales (@arosie7) August 20, 2015