As of Sunday afternoon, the Rangers' most tenured first baseman is also their fifth or sixth outfielder with the acquisition of Mike Carp on a waiver claim from Boston.
Carp batted .198 (17-for-86) with no homers and nine RBI in 42 games with the Red Sox this season. The left-handed batter was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday after they received outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig before Thursday's trade deadline.
Carp landed on the disabled list for just over a month with a fractured right foot earlier this season.
The 2014 season has seen a dip in production for Carp, who is a career .260 hitter with 27 home runs and 123 RBI over 301 major league games with Seattle (2009-12) and Boston (2013-14), playing primarily first base and left field. Carp has appeared in more games at first base (20) than he has in left field (12) this season, and will likely become the tenth Ranger to start a game at first this season.
The 28-year-old will also become the only active Ranger with a World Series ring, as Carp was on all three rosters during the Red Sox 2013 championship run. He set career highs in slugging (.523) and OPS (.885) last season.
To make room on the 40-man roster, relief pitcher Alexi Ogando was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Ogando had been on the disabled list since June 4 with right elbow inflammation. He has gone 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 27 relief outings for the Rangers this season.
The Rangers will make another roster move to put Carp on the active 25-man roster. He is expected to join the Rangers Monday in Chicago as they begin a three-game set with the White Sox.