Found August 12, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Adam Rosales now knows what it's like to be a middle schooler at a Friday dance. Rosales has been picked up and dumped four times in the last 10 days, with the Texas Rangers being his current employer. The strange Rosales odyssey when he was designated for assignment by Oakland two weeks ago after being with the Athletics since 2010. The infielder, who is batting just .191 this season, wasn't unemployed for long though as the Rangers claimed him on waivers Aug. 2, just in time for a series against the Athletics. But before Adams could get his jersey dirty or play in a game for Texas, he was designated for assignment following the three-game series in Oakland. The Athletics couldn't quit Rosales though, as they picked up him on waivers last Thursday. Rosales even got to play in a game for Oakland, going 0 for 1 Friday in Toronto. Unfortunately for Rosales, his time in Oakland a second time didn't last long. He was designated for assignment Saturday. He must have ...

You’ll never guess who just claimed Adam Rosales off waivers

#Athletics IF Adam Rosales has been claimed off waivers by the #Rangers. — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 12, 2013 This is just getting ridiculous now. That now makes three times in the last 13 days that Rosales has been claimed by the A’s and Rangers. It’s like two divorced parents sharing custody over their kid. Except either parent ends up not wanting to keep him...

Rosales bounces between Texas, A's

Adam Rosales is a wanted man in the AL West race. The utility infielder with a .220 career batting average has spent the first half of August going back and forth between the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics, who are in the closest division race in the majors. "(The A's) were hoping I would go back to (Triple-A) Sacramento, and they would call me up in September. Obviously...

Rangers add Rosales to roster after another claim

The Texas Rangers have added infielder Adam Rosales to the 25-man roster, and optioned outfielder Engel Beltre to Triple-A Round Rock. Rosales reported Tuesday to the Rangers, who reacquired the infielder on a waiver claim from AL West rival Oakland for the second time in 10 days. Texas initially claimed Rosales from Oakland on Aug. 2, and added him to the active roster that day...

How to fix MLB's waiver system

On July 31st, in need of a roster spot for newly acquired Alberto Callaspo, the A’s designated Adam Rosales for assignment. Two days later, he was claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers, as they were scrambling for depth with the uncertainty surrounding Nelson Cruz‘s suspension and appeal situation. After a brief weekend on the […]

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With the bases loaded and the score tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, Alberto Callaspo came to the plate. Just moments earlier the third baseman, who was filling in for Josh Donaldson, clanked a potential double-play ball that allowed the Toronto Blue Jays to tie the game. A day after driving the go-ahead two-run double to left field as a right-handed batter, the switch-hitting infielder...
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