Rangers will purchase INF Adam Rosales from Round Rock effective on Monday. INF Luis Sardinas has been optioned to Round Rock.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) June 29, 2014
The Texas Rangers called up Luis Sardinas to the big leagues on April 19 and he made his major league debut on April 20, 2014. At 21-years old Sardinas has faired pretty well in my opinion, batting .288 in just 26 games. He had 7 runs with 19 hits, two doubles, 4 RBI, 1 stolen base in his 72 plate appearances. Although he has made some mistakes, who hasn’t on the Rangers this season, he carried out a very well played suicide squeeze in Saturday’s win against the Minnesota Twins.
Adam Rosales signed a 1-year/$750,000 deal with the Texas Rangers back in November 2013 to avoid arbitration. After spending Spring Training with the team, Rosales was designated for assignment on March 30. Adam Rosales has spent the 2014 season with Round Rock Express (AAA) and has posted a slash line of .276/.349/.434 in 307 plate appearances. In his 72 games, Rosales has 42 runs with 75 hits, 16 doubles, three triples, 7 home runs and 43 RBI.
If you compare the two infielders’ numbers over the last 7 days they aren’t that different from each other.
Luis Sardinas: 4 G, 8 PA, 1 R, 2 H, 1 double, 2 RBI and a batting line of .286/.286/.429
Adam Rosales: 3 G, 13 PA, 2 R, 3 H, 1 tripple, 1 HR, 3 RBI and a batting line of .231/.231/.615
With Sardinas and Rosales being fairly similar I’m not sure why the Rangers have decided to make this move. However, I am eager to see Adam Rosales play and see what he can do to hopefully get the Texas Rangers back on a win streak.