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Cora called up to Texas Rangers

Posted By James Kwasnik On August 25, 2010 @ 1:11 am In Player moves | Comments Disabled

I’m posting this because I like to see good guys who are ex-Mets have success. Alex Cora didn’t end up being a great offensive presence, but he still has a good glove and is a great clubhouse presence.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of infielder Alex Cora from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cora joined Texas for its game Tuesday night, a week after signing a minor league contract. The New York Mets released him earlier this month.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Texas designated infielder Joaquin Arias for assignment.

Arias was the player to be named later in the deal that sent Alex Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for Alfonso Soriano before the 2004 season. Texas has 10 days to trade, release or outright Arias to the minor leagues.

Cora is in his 13th major league season, having played 1,178 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998-2004), Cleveland (2005), Boston (2005-08) and the Mets (2009-10).

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