Rangers utilityman says last season’s wild ride ‘good learning experience’

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Staying put?

Adam Rosales rode the waiver-wire coaster late last year. One day he was with the Oakland Athletics, the next with the Texas Rangers.

It became almost comical.

The Rangers acquired Rosales on Aug. 2, he went back to the A’s on Aug. 8 and then finally landed with the Rangers for good on Aug. 12.

“It was a good learning experience,” Rosales said. “I’m the kind of person who always tries to find the silver lining and just viewed it as a great opportunity every time.”

Rosales laughed about having both teams asking about different signs for each club, but is happy to be with Texas and in position to become its utility infielder this season.

“It’s been a great camp so far,” Rosales said. “We always have something going on every minute we’re out there.”

Injury report

INF Jurickson Profar (shoulder inflammation): He is able to swing, run and go through infield drills. Will begin a throwing program this week.

C Geovany Soto (left foot surgery): Expected to resume baseball activities in 10 days and be game-ready in three weeks.

RHP Tanner Scheppers (lower back spasms): Scheduled to throw bullpen session Monday.

OF Alex Rios (sore left big toe): Day-to-day and not going through full workouts.

RHP Neftali Feliz (shoulder tightness): Threw a live batting practice Sunday.

LHP Derek Holland (microfracture surgery on left knee): He is off crutches and walking on a treadmill. He will be evaluated by team physician Keith Meister in the coming days and that will determine when he reports to camp.

LHP Joseph Ortiz (surgery on broken foot): He is non-weight bearing until the end of March.

LHP Rafael Perez (strained right hamstring): Day-to-day.

Telling number

10 Left-hander Michael Kirkman is going into his 10th season with the Rangers. The 2005 fifth-round draft pick is the player with the most consecutive years in the organization.

He said it

“The more I pitched [at Rangers Ballpark], the more comfortable I got. It just seems like you have to crow-hop to get it to the plate in some places. But I was very confident toward the end and that confidence carries over to executing pitches.” — Jason Frasor on getting comfortable on the ballpark’s mound

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