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The latest news on the Rangers and the plucked hamstrings

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Good morning. At least Jon Daniels was right about the depth on the club this year. If everyone were healthy the Rangers would have like eight outfielders, four first basemen, and nine starters.

Mike Heika recaps the Rangers losing yesterday's finale with the Twins 4-3.

Anthony Andro's game story covers the loss while also noting that the Rangers lost left fielder Delino DeShields to a hamstring strain that will likely cost him time on the DL.

Evan Grant notes that Rougned Odor will make his return to the Rangers tonight, likely as a replacement for DeShields. Roogie has been raking at Triple-A Round Rock.

With Odor back, Stefan Stevenson speculates that Joey Gallo might move to the outfield as the Rangers shift things to compensate for their latest injury.

Cody Stavenhagen writes that, lost in the loss, this Rangers' rotation -- the one without Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Matt Harrison, and Martin Perez -- tied the franchise record for consecutive quality starts.

Heika writes that Adrian Beltre's thumb is healing but he isn't yet able to grip a bat.

Stavenhagen notes that indeed top catching prospect Jorge Alfaro will likely miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery.

MLB.com's Ken Gurnick previews tonight's series opener between the Rangers and Dodgers at The Ballpark in what amounts to the opener of a four game home-and-home series as the teams play two in Arlington and then play two in LA starting Wednesday.

Lastly, Stevenson writes that Elvis Andrus ain't sweating you haters.

Have a nice day.