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Rangers claim Hernan Iribarren on waivers

The Rangers have claimed 25 year old infielder Hernan Iribarren off of waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Irribarren had been designated for assignment by the Brewers, and is out of options.  Looking at his minor league records, he apparently plays almost exclusively second base, so he doesn't seem to help the utility infielder situation much.

He was a fairly decently regarded prospect a few years ago, but he hasn't really hit, has very little major league time, and I'm kind of baffled as to why he'd be claimed, since he doesn't seem to provide any help at shortstop.  I'm guessing he may be someone they'll try to run through waivers later this spring and outright.

No announcement yet about a move to clear a 40 man roster spot.  My assumption is that Omar Poveda will be put on the 60 day d.l. to make room for him.

UPDATE -- Eric Hurley goes to the 60 day d.l.