Because teams can change their rosters before the ALDS, the Rangers did not have to include starters Ryan Dempster and Martin Perez on the active list Friday. Instead, Washington opted for more reliever options in case he gets in a "chess match" with Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Washington would prefer that starter Yu Darvish goes out and dominates.
"I'm not smart enough to play chess, because I don't know how to play chess," Washington said.
Rangers reliever Alexi Ogando turned 29 on Friday.
Jurickson Profar is on the active roster for Friday night and, at age 19 years, 228 days old, he would be the eighth-youngest player to appear in postseason.
Mike Olt, who is dealing with inflammation in his right heel, was not active for Friday's game. Daniels said that Olt will not be 100 percent again until Spring Training but could be an option for the playoffs if the Rangers advance.