• In the third inning Monday night, Yu Darvish struck out trying to sacrifice a runner to second base. The pitcher didn't immediately realize he was out though, as he thought the count was only 1-2. But on the first pitch of the at-bat, home plate umpire Vic Carapazza called a late strike that Darvish didn't hear because of a pick-off attempt. Adding to the confusion was the fact that the scoreboard in center field also read 1-2 after his final bunt attempt. Both Darvish and Rangers manager Ron Washington argued the call before retreating to the dugout.
"I thought I heard the umpire say ball, but when I looked at the video afterwards, he clearly called it a strike with a hand gesture," Darvish said. "I just didn't hear him. The screen also said ball."
• Alexi Ogando, on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right triceps, threw 57 pitches in a bullpen session Monday at Chase Field. The club will evaluate what the right-hander's next step will be on Wednesday. He could rejoin the rotation against Kansas City in Arlington this weekend or be sent out on a rehab stint.
• Following his start in the first game of the Rangers' doubleheader with the D-backs on Monday, Martin Perez was sent back to Triple-A Round Rock. Perez served as the 26th man on the roster for Texas, tossing 5 1/3 innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits.
• Geovany Soto started his second consecutive game Monday afternoon, but Washington had A.J. Pierzynski back behind the plate for the second game of the doubleheader with Darvish on the mound.
• Even though he is in town, Washington doesn't expect to see right-hander Neftali Feliz, who is currently rehabbing at the club's Spring Training facility in Surprise, Ariz.
Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.