The Rangers have announced the acquisition of Mike Carp off waivers from Boston.
#Rangers acquire Mike Carp on a waiver claim. Alexi Ogando to 60-day DL for spot on 40-man roster. 25-man move coming Monday.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) August 3, 2014
Carp had been placed on waivers after Boston traded for Yoenis Cespedes on Thursday. Carp is hitting .198/.320/.279 this season so he'll fit right in. Carp can play some left field so perhaps this move was made to finally put Shin-Soo Choo on the DL and let him rest his ankle for the rest of the season.
The Rangers will haven't announced a corresponding 25-man move yet. We'll keep you posted.