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Brett Nicholas and Nomar Mazara are apparently in Los Angeles

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The beat writers are tweeting that Brett Nicholas is expected to be activated, and Nomar Mazara is "on deck," per T.R. Sullivan

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Robinson Chirinos is disabled list bound and Shin-Soo Choo could be joining him, and as a result, it appears that Brett Nicholas and Nomar Mazara are in Los Angeles (or Anaheim) in advance of today's game against the Angels.

The Texas Rangers are certainly putting Robinson Chirinos, who broke his arm yesterday, on the disabled list, with the only question being whether it will be the 15 day d.l. or the 60 day d.l.  If it is the 15 day d.l., the team will have to make a 40 man roster move to clear a spot for Brett Nicholas, who is apparently being added today.  Alex Claudio and Anthony Ranaudo would appear to be the players in danger of losing their spot.

Meanwhile, Nomar Mazara is "on deck," according to T.R. Sullivan on Twitter, which I'm reading (perhaps incorrectly) as meaning he is in town in case he is needed.  Shin-Soo Choo's strained calf had him out of the lineup yesterday, and perhaps destined for the disabled list.  Even if Choo isn't going on the d.l. right away, his being unavailable leaves the Rangers with just a two man bench, and it seems like it would be prudent to option a pitcher -- likely Phil Klein, but possibly Tony Barnette, Keone Kela or even A.J. Griffin -- to make room for Mazara on the active roster while the Rangers decide how to proceed.

Neither Nicholas nor Mazara has ever appeared in the majors.