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Ricardo Rodriguez update

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Complete game shutout for the Redhawks tonight.

8 Ks, 1 walk, 5 hits.

2.30 ERA for the season.

Astacio's next scheduled start would be Wednesday, with an offday on Thursday.

But if the Rangers move Drese up by a day, they could skip Astacio, keep everyone else on normal rest, and go with the 5th start spot again a week from Tuesday, be it RicRod or Astacio.

That would require a certain amount of creativity that generally has been lacking, but given that Drese, as a sinkerballer, is the type of pitcher who generally works well with short rest, and given Astacio's struggles, I think it makes no sense to try to run Astacio back out there on Wednesday.