Texas Rangers: Joe Inglett
Inglett was claimed by Texas off waivers from Toronto on Dec. 4. But once the Rangers signed Khalil Greene to be the utility infielder, Inglett became the odd man out.
Inglett hit .281 (in 99 at-bats) with four doubles and a triple in 36 games for the Blue Jays in 2009. He has a career .293 average in more than 200 games with Cleveland and Toronto.
The move keeps the Rangers at a full 40-man roster. Texas agreed to terms with the 30-year-old Lewis last week. Lewis was 26-17 with a 2.82 ERA with 369 strikeouts and 46 walks in 55 games (54 starts) during the 2008 and 2009 seasons with the Hiroshima Carp in Japan. He was taken by the Rangers in the first round of the 1999 June draft and has played with Texas, Detroit and Oakland.
General manager Jon Daniels will continue to search for options at that spot, but Inglett does go on the 40-man roster for now and should have a chance to compete.
The Rangers want a player who can play several infield positions, including shortstop. Inglett has played more at second base than anywhere else, but he has made major league starts at shortstop, third base and all of the outfield positions.
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