You know you are in the middle of a pennant race when your division rival claims a player you place on waivers not once, but twice in a two week span. It all started 2 weeks ago when the Oakland Athletics placed Adam Rosales on waivers and was subsequently claimed by the Texas Rangers. Four days ago the Oakland Athletics claimed their utility infielder back when the Texas Rangers placed Rosales on waivers. Rosales lasted all of one game with the Athletics when they DFA’d him once again this past Saturday to make room for top pitching prospect Sonny Gray. In a not-so-surprising move the Texas Rangers claimed Adam Rosales off waivers.
How long will Rosales last with Texas? Only time will tell. My guess is that they will try to hold on to him for the next couple of weeks until the rosters expand. It’s clear that both teams see value in the man, because neither team wants the other to keep him. Who says baseball isn’t like a game of chess?
Nevertheless we need to put a stop to the Adam Rosales abuse!