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Nick Martinez starts Wednesday, Yu Darvish on Friday

Nick Martinez will start against the Astros on Wednesday, and Yu Darvish’s start is being moved back to Friday

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The Texas Rangers have announced that Nick Martinez will start Wednesday against the Houston Astros. This is when Martinez’s spot in the rotation is due up next, but there had been speculation that Martinez could be sent back down to AAA, with A.J. Griffin activated from the disabled list to take that start.

Griffin, however, could be replacing Martinez this week anyway, as the Rangers have announced Yu Darvish, on the heels of his 120+ pitch outing Saturday, will get an extra day of rest, and will start Friday instead of Thursday. Thursday’s starter is officially “TBA,” but one would think that Griffin will be activated before Thursday’s game to make that start, with Martinez likely returning to Round Rock.