The Rangers will wait until Saturday to activate catcher Yorvit Torrealba. He missed three days on paternity leave while his wife, Millie, gave birth to a daughter on Tuesday in Miami. He was on a late flight Friday and the Rangers decided to wait until Saturday. As a paperwork move, the Rangers transferred him from paternity leave to the restricted list.
The Rangers have less than 4,500 reserve seats remaining for Monday's game against the Red Sox. That means they'll have over 40,000 fans for the game and need only 37,643 to go over the 2 million mark for the season. They will do so on the 46th home date, the earliest in club history. They did so on the 50th day in 1994, a season that was cut short by the players' strike. The Rangers are on pace to draw 3.5 million fans, which would set a club record.
The Red Sox have announced their rotation for their three-game series against the Rangers that starts on Monday. Left-hander Felix Doubront will start on Monday, followed by right-handers Clay Buchholz and Josh Beckett.
Pitcher Koji Uehara, sidelined with a strained right lat muscle, is on a limited throwing program as he tries to work out some stiffness in his right rib cage.