Lots of changes tonight Delino DeShields is back at lead off and left field, Elvis hitting 2nd, Carlos Gomez hitting 3rd, Ryan Rua is playing first base with Shin-Soo Choo batting in the 9 spot.
Wed. vs. MIN: DeShields 7, Andrus 6, Gomez 8, Napoli DH, Odor 4, Rua 3, Gallo 5, Chirinos 2, Choo 9, Hamels 1— John Blake (@RangerBlake) April 26, 2017
Additionally, a few updates on various items:
T.R. Sullivan notes that Adrian Beltre isn’t recovering from his injury as fast as they’d like. I’m almost exactly a year older than Adrian Beltre and I agree that getting old sucks.
Rangers admit Adrian Beltre not progressing like they hoped....his rerurn seems later than sooner— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) April 26, 2017
Jeff Wilson notes that Sam Dyson may be activated soon. No word on which Sam Dyson will return, the excellent reliever of the last two years or the giant bag of gasoline in a pitcher shaped body we’ve seen this year.
Seems like Sam Dyson will be activated from DL on Friday. He will be used in low-leverage situations initially.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) April 26, 2017
And finally, John Blake notes that Nick Martinez will be starting again Friday while A.J. Griffin continues to rehab.
RHP Nick Martinez will start for Texas on Friday. A.J. Griffin will make a rehab start with Round Rock at Memphis.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) April 26, 2017
EDIT: And ab03 linked an article by Evan Grant with more details about Adrian Beltre’s recovery process taking longer than expected.