Wilson was traded to the Indians on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations. The 36-year-old has been tearing it up at Triple-A Round Rock this season, posting a .918 OPS in 22 games with the Express. This intrigued the Tribe enough to bring him over to Cleveland, although he'll likely spend more time as an organizational depth piece given the lack of room on the big-league roster.
Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday. The 36-year-old infielder has some major-league experience to his name, most recently spending 2014 with Texas and 2015 with Detroit. The latter stint showed some promise, as he pieced together a .316 batting average in 38 at-bats with the Tigers. He'll likely provide organizational depth unless a glaring hole appears at the major-league level.
Wilson has elected to become a free agent. Wilson bounced around between Triple-A and the majors this season, but he still managed to appear in 21 games with the Tigers this year. The 34-year-old actually posted a career high in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, slashing a surprising .316/.350/.395 in his limited amount of opportunities this season. That being said, he's mainly served as organizational depth for the last four years of his career and he will likely continue to stay in that role if he is signed by another club.
The Tigers recalled pitcher Ian Krol , infielder Jefry Marte and outfielder Steven Moya from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, the team announced. Detroit also purchased the contract of infielder Josh Wilson from Toledo.
The Tigers designated infielder Josh Wilson for assignment on Tuesday, the team announced. The move was made to make room for Marc Krauss. Wilson hit .381 in 21 at-bats this season.