Worth noting

Worth noting

• Rangers manager Ron Washington said Lance Berkman could participate in batting practice on the field Monday. He's on the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation.

• The Rangers' bullpen has thrown 17 consecutive shutout frames entering Sunday's game against the Orioles. Texas' relief corps threw seven scoreless innings Saturday; it has complied a Major League-best 2.00 ERA since June 7.

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.