• The Rangers remain undecided about Tuesday's starting pitcher. Manager Ron Washington said that the choice will depend on who is needed out of the bullpen on Monday. Right-hander Nick Tepesch is a leading candidate, but Ross Wolf, Alexi Ogando and left-hander Travis Blackley are all being considered.
• Infielder Jurickson Profar hasn't been in the starting lineup for four straight games and probably won't start on Tuesday either, as Washington wants to give Lance Berkman a chance to swing the bat at designated hitter. Washington will probaly start Profar at some point during the four-game series with the Rays to give some of his other infielders time down at designated hitter. Said Washington: "He's the utility player, so that's the role he has to play."
• Matt Harrison, who is recovering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, turned 28 on Monday.
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