Parrino was with the A’s last season, but was designated for assignment early in spring training when Oakland claimed Jake Elmore off waivers from the White Sox. The Rangers claimed Parrino off waivers on March 3.
The versatile Parrino, who played second base, shortstop and third base during a short stint with the A’s last season, was designated for assignment last week by the Rangers when they added pitcher Aaron Poreda to the 40-man roster.
Parrino had played in 13 games at Triple-A Round Rock this season, batting .189/.271/.245 with four runs, three doubles, five RBI and 12 strikeouts.
Parrino played in 14 games for the A’s last season, going 4-for-34 with two doubles and an RBI with 12 strikeouts. He spent most of 2013 with Sacramento, where he hit .210/.300/.302 in 108 games with 43 runs, 16 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 36 RBI and 102 strikeouts.
He was drafted in the 26th round by the Padres in 2007 out of LeMoyne College in upstate New York and made his major-league debut with San Diego in August 2011. In 93 MLB games, he is a lifetime .186/.295/.242 hitter with one home run and 11 RBI.