Rangers Claim Outfielder Alex Castellanos Off Waivers From Red Sox

If you blinked, you missed Alex Castellanos‘ tenure with the Red Sox.

Castellanos, who was acquired by the Red Sox from the Dodgers in October, is joining the Rangers on a waiver claim, according to a press release. The Red Sox designated Castellanos for assignment on Dec. 12 to make room for Mike Napoli on the club’s 40-man roster.

The Sox acquired Castellanos from the Dodgers on Oct. 23. for minor leaguer Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash. The 27-year-old hit .167 (3-for-18) in eight games with Los Angeles in 2013 and .174 (4-for-23) in 16 major league games in 2012. Castellanos spent the bulk of his 2013 season with Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .257 with 19 home runs and 61 RBIs in 105 games.

Castellanos, a former 10th-round pick, was shipped from the Cardinals to the Dodgers for shortstop Rafael Furcal in July 2011.

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