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Brett Nicholas gets his first start of the year

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The Rangers play their second game post-Yu, and Brett Nicholas is behind the plate

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Sigh. There’s no more Yu Darvish. The Rangers are pretty much done for 2017. And yet, there are two more months of games remaining, including a game tonight against Baltimore Seattle. (ed. note — I can’t remember who they are playing anymore).

Brett Nicholas, who is now the team’s backup catcher with Jonathan Lucroy being dealt, is getting the start behind the plate today.

The lineup:

Choo -- DH

Elvis — SS

Mazara — RF

Beltre — 3B

Odor — 2B

Napoli — 1B

Gallo — LF

Gomez -- CF

Nicholas -- C

Nick Martinez is on the mound for Texas tonight.