Mar 18, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Jim Adduci (35) is congratulated by coaches and teammates after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers Final Cuts

In a move that surprised many today (including me) the Texas Rangers will designate Adam Rosales for assignment and also Kevin Kouzmanoff is off the team. So who made the team? Josh Wilson, Jim Adduci, Chris Gimenez, Shawn Tollenson and Seth Rosin.


I am very surprised that Rosales will be designated for assignment and that Kevin Kouzmanoff did not make this team, Kouzmanoff had a great spring and I thought deserved a spot, but the Texas Rangers had needs that they didn’t think either of those guys could fill as good as others. This is a very different looking Texas Rangers team than any of us expected, even a few days ago. Sunday the Texas Rangers will officially put Geovany Soto, Jurickson Profar, Yu Darvish and Matt Harrison on the disabled list. Jim Adduci played his way on the team, and was chosen over Kouzmanoff because he brings more speed. I am not sure about only five infielders and six outfielders though. Seems strange, but that is the way that your Texas Rangers will start the season Monday against the Phillies! It’s almost time to play ball, even if we don’t recognize everyone playing.

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  • TexasBBTown

    Can anyone tell me why the Rangers have a non-waiveable career AAA third catcher on the 25 man roster rather than another pitcher or corner infielder? I can argue any name on this roster except Gimenez.

    • Ben Dieter

      The reason that I heard is because they picked him up so late in camp they had to put him on the roster, but that will change in a week or so. Not sure why, but that is what I read.