Texas Rangers receive INF Phil Gosselin on waiver claim from Pittsburgh and option him to Round Rock

INF Tyler Smith assigned outright to Round Rock

The Texas Rangers today announced that infielder Phil Gosselin has been received on a waiver claim from the Pittsburgh Pirates and optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.

In addition, infielder Tyler Smith has been assigned outright to Round Rock after clearing waivers.

Gosselin, 28 has split the season between the Pirates and Triple-A Indianapolis. In three stints with Pittsburgh (opening day-May 7; June 2-12; July 8-18), he is batting .150 with 2 RBI in 28 games, seeing action at 1B, 2B, and 3B. Gosselin was hitting .266 with one homer and 26 RBI in 63 games while on option at Indianapolis at the time of today's claim.

Acquired from Arizona in February, the right-handed hitting Gosselin has a career major league average of .272 with 6 homers and 33 RBI in 244 games with the Diamondbacks (2013-16) and Pirates (2017).

Smith was optioned to Round Rock on Friday after not appearing in his only game on the Rangers' active roster on Wednesday at the New York Mets. Originally received on a waiver claim from Seattle on July 30, he batted.188 with an RBI in 10 games for the Mariners. He has also combined to bat .237 with 6 home runs and 29 RBI at the Triple-A level this year with Tacoma and Round Rock.

With today's moves, Texas' 40-man roster remains at 39 players.