The Texas Rangers have lost on Andy Wilkins on waivers to the Milwaukee Brewers. Wilkins, a 27 year old lefthanded hitting first baseman, was claimed on waivers from the Seattle Mariners last week, and was apparently placed on waivers earlier this week. The Brewers claimed Wilkins yesterday, along with Padres catcher Josmil Pinto, who some had speculated the Rangers might be interested in, and Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Wilkins has now been claimed on waivers five times and purchased once since the end of spring training, 2015. Wilkins was claimed on March 29, 2015, by the Blue Jays from the ChiSox, and then purchased by the Dodgers from the Blue Jays in May. The Orioles claimed Wilkins on waivers from the Jays in September, and then waived him in early December, with the Mariners claiming him. The Rangers claimed Wilkins from the M's last week, and now the Brewers have claimed him on waivers from the Rangers.
Texas obviously had claimed Wilkins with an eye towards seeing if he would clear waivers and be able to be outrighted to AAA as a depth piece.
With Wilkins now being claimed, the Rangers' 40 man roster stands at 39, although that will go up to 40 once Colby Lewis officially signs.