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Texas Rangers claim 1B Andy Wilkins on waivers

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Andy Wilkins has been claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers from the Seattle Mariners

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The Texas Rangers have claimed first baseman Andy Wilkins on waivers from the Seattle Mariners, John Blake has announced on Twitter.

Wilkins, 27, was a 5th round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox in the 2010 draft.  He's bounced around quite a bit in 2015, having been claimed off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays from the ChiSox at the start of the season.  Wilkins was then purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Blue Jays in May, 2015, claimed on waivers by the Orioles from the Dodgers in September, 2015, and then claimed on waivers by Seattle in December, 2015.

Wilkins spent the 2015 season in AAA, putting up a .251/.315/.447 slash line in 497 plate appearances with Oklahoma City and Buffalo.  A lefthanded hitter, Wilkins doesn't seem to be a real candidate to make the Opening Day roster, but seems to be a depth guy.  The Rangers' 40 man roster now has 38 players on it, though it wouldn't be surprising if Wilkins were to be put back on waivers by the Rangers in the near future.