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

Rougned Odor is on his way to Iowa to join Triple A Nashville on a rehab stint, with the hopes that we can be saying “he’s no Danny Santana” as early as Friday.

Chris Martin had to figure out how to manage his diabetes on top of everything else players learn in the minor leagues. Spoiler alert: the secret is Fight Milk.

The Rangers are continuing their years’ long trend of hitting at home but not on the road.

Drew Smyly is experiencing nerve tightness and will miss today’s start, with Kyle Dowdy likely to pick up the emergency start.

When asked if Smyly’s workload had something to do with the nerve tightness, Chris Woodward said “maybe” and then poked an icepick in Ronald Guzman’s hamstring.

Joey Gallo was selected as the American League Player of the Week after going bonkers to the tune of 11 for 23 at the plate with a comical 1.174 slugging percentage.

Chris Haft says the Rangers better hope their starting pitching problems are caused by something temporary, and they are! Starting next week the rotation will consist of Mike Minor, Lance Lynn, a wildcard fan, whichever dot doesn’t stroke out in the dot race, and Bartolo Colon. Problem solved!

Levi Weaver says the Rangers are trying to achieve balance, presumably by having a full roster both on the field and on the injured list.