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DeShields sits, Middlebrooks starts against McHugh

With a righthander on the mound, Delino DeShields is sitting, and Will Middlebrooks is starting at third base

MLB: Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers start their series against the Astros tonight, and with righty Collin McHugh on the mound for Houston, the Rangers are sitting Delino DeShields, as they continue to juggle four outfielders for three spots. In addition, Drew Robinson, who has been starting against righthanders at third base, is on the bench, with Will Middlebrooks starting at third.

The lineup:

Choo — RF

Elvis — SS

Mazara -- LF

Beltre — DH

Gallo — 1B

Gomez — CF

Odor — 2B

Chirinos — C

Middlebrooks — 3B

Andrew Cashner starts for Texas.