Rangers still mulling Wild Card roster

Rangers still mulling Wild Card roster

ARLINGTON -- Rangers manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels said the roster for Friday's one-game Wild Card playoff has been discussed, but no final decisions had been made Thursday afternoon.

The Rangers will be able to reset their 25-man roster for the American League Division Series that starts Saturday, so their need for only one starting pitcher on Friday gives the club options. Daniels said it opens up the opportunity to go with a specialist in the bullpen or a player for pinch-running purposes.

"We've looked at that," Washington said. "We've addressed some things in that area. But I certainly don't want to talk about that right now."

The Rangers will go heavy in the bullpen, but don't expect starters Matt Harrison or Ryan Dempster on the roster. It could lock down a spot for outfielder Leonys Martin, who runs well, and utility players such as Brandon Snyder and Mike Olt for a pinch-hitting situation.