Adam Rosales Utility Player – Good or bad choice
By David Cash
November 14 – Adam Rosales has signed a 1 year deal with the Texas Rangers worth $750,000 for the 2014 season. Adam Rosales will be filling in the role as an infield utility man for the Texas Rangers.
Aug 17, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Adam Rosales (9) follows through on his swing against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a baseball game at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Rosales reached first base on an error. The Rangers won 15-3. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Is it a good thing the Texas Rangers signed Rosales with an already clogged infield? For the most part, yes it is. The 30 year old Adam Rosales has played almost every position in the field. During the 2013 season he played all over the infield and in left field. This is the perfect utility man for the Texas Rangers.
Rosales batted only .182 last for the Texas Rangers in 2013, but has had better in his past. In 2010, Rosales batted a .281 over 255 at-bats.
More than likely Adam Rosales will again see limited playing time in 2014, but he has been healthy and had the ability to play anywhere they Texas Rangers need him.
In the 2013 season, Rosales bounced between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers 4 times over 34 days. After the last time the Athletics designated him for assignment, on August 12 the Rangers kept him for the season.
Adam Rosales for his career has a .219 batting average with 180 hits, 29 doubles, 3 triples 20 home runs and 80 RBIs. His best season was with the Oakland Athletics when he hit .781 in 2010. Overall, despite the stats, Rosales is solid, healthy and dependable. He doesn’t complain and is able to play all over the field. He’s the perfect utility man for the Texas Rangers, but he should expect limited playing time.
Any one remember him being robbed of a home run? If not, check it out here.