The Texas Rangers announced on Monday that the club has claimed infielder Donnie Sadler on waivers from the Kansas City Royals. Sadler has been added to the major league roster and will be in uniform for Thursday's game in Minnesota. To make room for Sadler, outfielder Jason Romano has been optioned to Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.
Sadler, 27, batted .191 (13 for 68) with 5 RBI in 35 games with the Royals this season. The righthanded batter appeared in four games/two starts at second base, 12 games/four starts at third base, four games/one start at shortstop, and 14 games/nine starts in the outfield. He was placed on the 15 day disabled list on June 14th, with a strained left hamstring and was assigned to Omaha on rehab assignment on July 3rd.
With Omaha he batted .333 (7 for 21) in five games. Sadler's last action was Sunday versus Salt Lake City when he was 3 for 6. Sadler has a career major league average of .211 with five homers and 39 RBI in 284 games with Boston (1998 - 2000), Cincinnati (2001), and Kansas City (2001 - 2002).
Romano is hitting .204 with four RBI in 29 games in two stints with Texas this season. He had been with the club since being recalled from Oklahoma on May 11th.