Rangers set rotation behind Opening Day starter Gallardo

Rangers set rotation behind Opening Day starter Gallardo

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers have announced the order of their starting rotation after Opening Day starter Yovani Gallardo.

The Rangers open the season on Monday with a four-game series against the Athletics in Oakland. Gallardo will pitch the first game, followed by Colby Lewis, Ross Detwiler and Nick Martinez. Derek Holland will pitch the home opener on April 10 against the Astros. Gallardo, who is from Fort Worth, will make his long-awaited first start in Arlington on April 11 against the Astros.

"I like that order," manager Jeff Banister said. "We've got the left-handers [Detwiler and Holland] split up and we have Gallardo and Holland close together. I like the looks of it."

Worth noting:

• Minor League third baseman Joey Gallo has a bruised left heel and has been sent to Texas to see a specialist.

• Pitchers Matt Harrison and Martin Perez, who are starting the season on the disabled list while recovering from surgery, will break camp with the Rangers and continue their work next week in Frisco while the team is in Oakland. They will be at the home opener against Houston on April 10, and then return to Arizona to continue their rehab work. Both are currently throwing off a mound, but won't face live hitters for another few weeks.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.