The Texas Rangers have announced that they have re-signed infielder Adam Rosales to a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that his one-year deal is worth $900,000.
adam rosales signs with rangers, $900,000 for 2015.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 5, 2015
The 31-year-old infielder spent most of the 2014 season with the Rangers, hitting .262/.328/.378 with four home runs and 19 runs batted in over 181 plate appearances. Last season, Rosales also produced reasonable totals in the OPS+ and WAR departments, racking up a 99 OPS+ and a 1.3 WAR.
Rosales was previously non-tendered by Texas, before reaching a new one-year deal today. His $900,000 salary for the 2015 season is a $150,000 raise from his $750,000 salary for the 2014 season.
In a corresponding move, the Rangers designated right-handed pitcher Matt West for assignment.
Reaching the majors for the first time in his career, West allowed three runs on six hits in four innings pitched last season for the big league club. In 33 appearances with the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate at Round Rock, he posted a 4.15 ERA and 3.38 K/BB.
The Rangers also announced that they reached an agreement with free-agent right-handed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a minor-league deal, which includes an invitation to big league spring training.
The 32-year-old formerly known as Leo Nunez in his times with the Miami Marlins pitched in his first major-league season since 2011, as he has been recovering from Tommy John surgery, along with false identification allegations. In 32 relief appearances for the Tampa Bay Rays last season, Oviedo pitched to a 3-3 record, along with a 3.69 ERA. In three seasons as the Marlins’ closer (2009-11), Nunez compiled 92 saves total.