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Josh Wilson | Second Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Wilson has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Round Rock.
Wilson was outrighted off Texas' 40-man roster on Sunday. He had the option of becoming a free agent but elected to remain within the Rangers organization. May 12 - 2:14 PM

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Rangers sent INF Josh Wilson outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Wilson has the option of refusing the assignment and becoming a free agent. He was designated for assignment last week after batting .224 over 24 games.
May 11 - 2:50 PM

Rangers designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment.

It's part of a big roster shakeup, as Donnie Murphy (neck) is headed to the disabled list while Rougned Odor and Luis Sardinas are coming up from the minors to handle second base duties. Wilson, 33, hit .224 (15-for-67) with a .526 OPS in 24 games.
May 8 - 4:40 PM

Josh Wilson went 2-for-4, smacked the game-tying RBI double, and scored the game-winning run in Tuesday's 5-4, comeback victory against the A's.

It's possible that A's closer Luke Gregerson wasn't taking the 33-year-old journeyman with a .596 career OPS seriously, as his fat, hanging off-speed offering was juicy enough for Wilson to charge it to left and score Leonys Martin with two outs in the ninth. Michael Choice singled Wilson in to give Texas the 5-4 advantage, and then Joakim Soria tossed a scoreless ninth to finish things off. Despite the heroics, Wilson shouldn't be owned outside of the deepest AL-only leagues.
Apr 23 - 1:25 AM

Josh Wilson scored the Rangers' lone run in a win over the Astros on Sunday.

Filling in for Jurickson Profar at second base, Wilson has seven hits in 21 at-bats to start the year. He came around to score on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to account for the only run in Sunday's game. He's not an exciting fantasy entity and shouldn't be owned outside of deep AL-only leagues.
Apr 13 - 5:50 PM

Getting the start at second over Donnie Murphy, Josh Wilson went 2-for-3 with a three-run double against the Phillies on Monday.

The Rangers chose Wilson's defense to Murphy's offense today, then got the best of both worlds with him coming up with a big hit early. It's a disappointing start to those who grabbed Murphy in AL-only leagues. Wilson will play if he hits.
Mar 31 - 6:19 PM

Josh Wilson is starting at second base for the Rangers on Opening Day against the Phillies.

Wilson and Donnie Murphy will fill in at second base for Texas while Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is on the shelf. The Rangers' full Opening Day lineup: LF Shin-Soo Choo, SS Elvis Andrus, 1B Prince Fielder, 3B Adrian Beltre, RF Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, C J.P. Arencibia, CF Leonys Martin, 2B Josh Wilson. Tanner Scheppers is on the mound.
Source: MLBlogs
Mar 31 - 10:06 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Triple-A Round Rock.

He beat out Adam Rosales for the Rangers' final bench spot. Wilson will mainly back up all over the infield but could see a decent amount of time at second base with Jurickson Profar (shoulder) out.
Mar 30 - 4:09 PM

Rangers signed INF Josh Wilson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wilson hit .200/.262/.300 over 65 plate appearance with the Diamondbacks this past season. The 32-year-old will likely function as infield depth in the minors.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Diamondbacks designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment.

Wilson batted just .200/.262/.300 in 65 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks. Zeke Spruill has been recalled from Triple-A Reno to replace him on the 25-man roster.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 07:20:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Triple-A Reno.

Wilson was signed to a minor league deal this offseason and made the Diamondbacks' as a utility infielder. Continue to ignore him in all fantasy formats.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed INF Josh Wilson to a minor league contract.

Wilson is strictly a utility infielder and failed to earn a promotion with the Braves last season and won't be a realistic option for the Diamondbacks' 25-man roster. It's not clear whether the deal includes an invite to spring training.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 08:23:00 PM

Josh Wilson has been sidelined for 10 days with a strained hamstring.

The good news is that he could be ready to play by Monday. The bad news is that he could ill afford to miss over a week of action when he's fighting for a roster spot. Wilson might begin the season at Triple-A.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 11:35:00 AM

Braves signed INF Josh Wilson to a minor league contract.

Wilson posted a weak .224/.258/.353 batting line this year in 92 major league plate appearances. He can play all over the infield, but he'll struggle to land a spot on the Braves' bench out of spring training.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 11:34:00 AM

Josh Wilson has elected free agency.

Wilson was removed from Milwaukee's 40-man roster late last month. The 30-year-old infielder batted .224/.258/.353 with two home runs and five RBI over 92 plate appearances between Milwaukee and Arizona this season.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 05:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3Chris Gimenez
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Tepesch
6Scott Baker
7Nick Martinez
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Alexi Ogando
3Neal Cotts
4Tanner Scheppers
5Shawn Tolleson
6Neftali Feliz
7Ryan Feierabend
8Roman Mendez
9Joseph Ortiz
10Pedro Figueroa