The tug-of-war between the A's and Texas for the heart (and mind?) of Adam Rosales shifted back to the Rangers on Monday.
Rosales, who has been designated for assignment three times in the past 13 days, twice by the A's and once by the Rangers, was claimed by Texas again. And if you're looking for a silver lining in Rosales' current existence, at least he is reunited with his car, which was shipped to Arlington last week.
A look, then, at Rosales' travels and travails of late:
July 8 -- DFA'd by A's
July 12 -- Clears waivers, outrighted to triple-A Sacramento
July 24 -- Selected from triple-A Sacramento
July 31 -- DFA'd by A's
Aug. 2 -- Claimed by Rangers
Aug. 5 -- DFA'd by Rangers
Aug. 8 -- Claimed by A's
Aug. 10 -- DFA'd by A's
Aug. 12 -- Claimed by Rangers
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Rosales became the first player in A's history to have two tours of duty with the team while playing for another big league club between said two tours in the same season. The last big leaguer to do it? Horacio Ramirez, who went from the Chicago White Sox to Kansas City and back to the White Sox in 2008.
The A's had to change their signs when Rosales was with the Raingers during their three-game series at the O.co Coliseum last weekend.