By Matt Patterson
It looks like the Rangers have decided they don’t have enough first basemen in their system. Texas acquired former Colorado minor leaguer Joe Koshansky who was put on waivers by the Rockies over the weekend. Koshansky led the minors with 121 RBIs last year. After his arrival at Rangers camp in Surprise, Arizona he was optioned to Oklahoma City’s camp.
He becomes the favorite to start for the RedHawks at first base where the incredibly awesome Chris Davis spent time last season, as well as Nate Gold, Chris Shelton and even Kevin Mench. Koshansky was a sixth round pick in 2004 and had been in Colorado’s system his entire career.
Interesting Koshansky, 26, cleared waivers after hitting 31 dingers last season, but then again, Nelson Cruz also cleared waivers this time last year, too.