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Martinez optioned, Alvarez active, Gallo starting

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The Texas Rangers have Joey Gallo in their lineup today, and have Dario Alvarez on the 25 man roster

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The Texas Rangers have an eight man bullpen tonight, as Dario Alvarez, acquired yesterday from the Atlanta Braves, has been added to the 25 man active roster.  To make room for Alvarez on the active roster, the Rangers have optioned Nick Martinez to AAA Round Rock.

Lucas Harrell has not yet reported, and I suspect the Rangers want him to take his time to report, since he won't be starting until Sunday, and they can keep an extra player in the bullpen until he does report and they are required to add him to the 25 man roster.  Cesar Ramos, meanwhile, cleared waivers and is a free agent, per T.R. Sullivan.

Moving on to tonight's lineup, Joey Gallo and Mitch Moreland are both back in the lineup, though Jurickson Profar is on the bench.

The lineup:

DeShields -- LF

Mazara -- RF

Desmond -- CF

Beltre -- 3B

Odor -- 2B

Gallo -- DH

Elvis -- SS

Moreland -- 1B

Chirinos -- C

Cole Hamels is on the mound for Texas.