Rangers sign Adam Rosales to one-year deal


The Texas Rangers signed utility infielder Adam Rosales to a one-year contract worth $900,000 on Monday.

To make room for Rosales on the 40-man roster, the team designated right-handed reliever Matt West for assignment. The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright West to the minor leagues.

In 56 games last season, Rosales hit .262 with 19 RBIs for the Rangers, starting in 31 of the final 36 games of the season.

Rosales was the Rangers' Player of the Month in August after hitting .352. He played all four infield positions, including 27 games at first base, and spent five games as the DH.

The Rangers also signed right-handed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training with the big club. After missing two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Oviedo pitched in 32 games for Tampa Bay last season compiling a 3.69 ERA. He was designated for assignment on July 26 and eventually given his unconditional release on Aug. 5.

He's pitched for three big league teams, Kansas City, Miami and Tampa Bay, where he picked up a 21-23 mark with 93 saves.