DeShields sidelined vs. Angels; Stubbs mans CF

DeShields sidelined vs. Angels; Stubbs mans CF

ANAHEIM -- Rangers center fielder and leadoff hitter Delino DeShields was out of the lineup for Sunday's 7-0 loss to the Angels with soreness in his torso resulting from a check-swing in his ninth-inning at-bat Saturday night.

"Given the amount of play, we're into the part of the season where we definitely need Delino, but we also need a refreshed, healthy Delino," manager Jeff Banister said.

Drew Stubbs started in center field and hit leadoff.

"We'll see how Delino is tomorrow," Banister said. "This is more preventative, I would say, than anything else."

Worth noting

• Texas activated reliever Tanner Scheppers on Sunday, as expected. Scheppers, who had been pitching at Triple-A Round Rock after returning from left knee inflammation, joined the team in Anaheim on Saturday.

"It's something that's manageable, it's just something I have to take care of on a daily basis," Scheppers said of his knee. He said he expected his knee to get better with rest during the offseason, but he can pitch through any lingering discomfort.

• Reliever Ross Ohlendorf, who was unavailable in Friday's series opener with soreness in the back of his right shoulder, warmed up during Saturday's game and was available Sunday.

• Catcher Robinson Chirinos (left shoulder strain) is slated to catch nine innings for Round Rock on Sunday, the first time he will have done so in his rehab.

David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.