The Texas Rangers have agreed to sign infielder Adam Rosales to a one-year deal worth $900,000, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. In a corresponding move, right-hander Matt West has been designated for assignment.
The 31-year-old Rosales spent a significant amount of 2014 with the Rangers. In 181 plate appearances, he hit .262/.328/.378 for a reasonable 99 OPS+ and 1.3 WAR. He is a career .226/.294/.342 hitter in 375 games with the Reds, Athletics, and Rangers over the past seven seasons.
Rosales was previously non-tendered by the Rangers earlier this winter to avoid arbitration, but will still be receiving a $150,000 pay raise from the $750,000 he earned last season. Capable of playing all over the infield, Rosales will likely find himself in a utility role with Texas once again. He figures to be Elvis Andrus' primary backup at shortstop, and should team with Ryan Rua to also backup Rougned Odor and Adrian Beltre at second and third base, respectively.
The 26-year-old West was originally drafted by Texas in the second round of the 2007 draft. He reached the majors for the first time this past season, allowing three runs on six hits, along with three strikeouts, in four frames. In 33 appearances with Triple-A Round Rock, he posted a 4.15 ERA and 3.38 K/BB.
On Monday, the club also inked right-handed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. The 32-year-old Oviedo, formerly Leo Nunez, returned to the majors for the first time since 2011 last year. In 32 appearances with the Rays, he put up a 3.69 ERA, 102 ERA+, 7.4 K/9, and 4.5 BB/9. For his career, he has a 99 ERA+ with 93 saves and a 4.31 ERA in 388.2 innings pitched. He figures to have a decent chance of contributing to the big-league club at some point this season, and will compete for one of the team's final bullpen spots this spring.