Worth noting

Worth noting

• Brad Hawpe has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Frisco with left elbow fatigue. He has been trying to come back from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery that took place in August.

• The Rangers used closer Joe Nathan in the ninth on Tuesday night even though they were losing, 10-3. Washington said Nathan was willing to pitch so they could give Koji Uehara and Yoshinori Tateyama needed rest. Said Washington, "That's being a great teammate, that's what that is."

• Alexi Ogando gave up three runs in the eighth inning on Tuesday night but said his right hand was fine. He was hit in the hand by a line drive on Sunday but said that was not a problem for him anymore. Said Washington, "He's fine physically. He'll get it together."

• Yu Darvish, who starts on Saturday against the Angels, on the back stiffness and intestinal problems he had on Sunday against the Blue Jays: "Honestly it's not that bad and it's getting better. Hopefully it will get better in the next two days."

• Double-A Frisco outfielder Val Majewski was promoted to Triple-A Round Rock Wednesday while outfielder Ryan Strausborger was activated off the disabled list, replacing Majewski on the Frisco roster.