Rangers re-sign Adam Rosales

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The Rangers announced today that they re-signed infielder Adam Rosales to a one-year contract. According to various reports, he’ll make a $900,000 salary in 2015.

Rosales was non-tendered by Texas in December after batting .262/.328/.378 with four home runs, 19 RBI, and four stolen bases across 181 plate appearances last season, but the two sides were able to hammer out a new deal. The 31-year-old made starts at all four infield positions in 2014 and figures to serve as a utility infielder again this year.

The Rangers designated right-hander Matt West for assignment in order to clear a spot for Rosales on their 40-man roster. The 26-year-old converted infielder was limited to just one appearance in 2013 due to Tommy John surgery and had a 3.34 ERA and 64/18 K/BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock last season.

White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German in trade with Red Sox

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.

German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.

The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.