May 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Josh Wilson (12) turns a double play over Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) in the third inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Texas Rangers second baseman Josh Wilson cleared waivers and has accepted his assignment to AAA Round Rock. Wilson and Donnie Murphy were holding down the fort at second base waiting for Jurickson Profar to return from the DL when Donnie Murphy got injured trying to leg out an infield base hit.
The Texas Rangers decided that they did not want Josh Wilson to man second base alone, so they made the decision to bring up very highly touted prospect, 20-year-old Rougned Odor, and another prospect in Luis Sardinas. Sardinas had seen time in the majors earlier this season, but this is the first call up for Odor.
Why they didn’t let Odor and Josh Wilson share time I do not know, but they must have had their reasons. Josh Wilson was having a decent season, and I thought he was playing second base pretty well. The fact that he is staying in the organization is a good thing in my opinion, I like Josh and think his veteran presence will be good in Round Rock and good for Jurickson Profar once he returns from his stint on the disabled list.
The truth of the matter is, it never hurts to have too many good players at any given position, and now with Josh Wilson, Donnie Murphy, Rougned Odor, Luis Sardinas and Jurickson Profar all with the ability to play second, the Texas Rangers seem pretty set at that position for now.