Rangers acquire Rule 5 pick Carlos Tocci from White Sox
The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Carlos Tocci from the Chicago White Sox and signed infielder Hanser Alberto and right-hander Kevin Jepsen to minor league contracts, with invitations to major league spring training. The Rangers got Tocci from the White Sox for cash after Chicago selected the 22-year-old in the Rule 5 draft Thursday Robinson Chirinos Gray Jersey. Anthony Gose, a Texas outfielder assigned to Triple-A Round Rock, was selected by Houston in the Rule 5 draft. Tocci hit .294 with three home runs and 52 RBIs in 130 minor league games in the Philadelphia system last season.Article continues below ... Alberto, a 25-year-old utility man, became a free agent when he wasnt offered a major league contract by the Rangers after spending last season on the disabled list with shoulder issues that led to surgery in June. The 33-year-old Jepsen didnt appear in the majors last season. In 2015, he tied for the AL lead with 75 relief appearances and had a career-best 15 saves with Minnesota and Tampa Bay.