Kevin Kouzmanoff officially called up and DFA Seth Rosin


Mar 16, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff (6) makes a diving stop during the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Boston, Mass – The Texas Rangers made it official, they are calling up Kevin Kouzmanoff from Triple-A Round Rock.  To make room for him on the 25-man roster, they designated for assignment Seth Rosin.

Read more about Kevin Kouzmanoff here, I wrote about him earlier today.

I’m a little surprised to see the Texas Rangers DFA Seth Rosin, he was a rule 5 draft and a late waiver draft by the Texas Rangers.   Due to the rule 5 draft rules, the Rangers had the option to keep him on their roster all year or to put him through waivers.  Now it appears he’ll likely be traded.

He had a short spring training with the Rangers but managed to pitch very well.  He had an ERA of 1.50 with 12 strike outs over 5 games/12.0 innings.  He seemed to be a good acquisition for the Texas Rangers, not sure why they cut ties with him.  It would have seemed better to send back Daniel McCutchen instead, who they had just brought up.

The move does have some people baffled.

I agree with Adam, I thought Seth was looking to be a good piece to the bullpen.  He pitched 3 scoreless innings against the Phillies and wasn’t banged up until he pitched against the Red Sox.

It should be noted that Seth Rosin has the 6th most wins by a pitcher born in North Dakota behind Sid Peterson.  Yes, he only has 1 win, but he could climb into a tie for 5th with Peterson if he gets another.

But, I am excited to see what Kevin Kouzmanoff can do for the Texas Rangers.  He did well in spring training and that has carried over to minors for the Round Rock Express.