Rangers trade for Corporan

The Rangers have traded for Astros catcher Carlos Corporan, who was designated for assignment this week when Houston signed outfielder Colby Rasmus.

“I was hoping to be part of what Houston is doing right now, but it’s a business,” Corporan told MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. “That news yesterday, when Luhnow called me, caught me off guard, but it is what it is. It’s a new beginning for me. And I will try to do my best.”

Corporan, 31, was more or less out of a job when the team traded for Hank Conger to be the backup catcher. He said it’s unclear what kind of role he’ll have with the Rangers, but Corporan is ready for anything.

In 55 games last year, Corporan hit .235 with a .678 OPS.

“It was exciting for me because I was part of an organization last year that won 70 games and this year might have a winning record,” Corporan said. “I was hoping to be part of that, but it’s time to close the chapter and it’s a new beginning. I’m excited to play for my new team. And I really like blue.”

— Joey Nowak

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