• Adrian Beltre turned 35 on Monday. He celebrated by playing his 2,212th game at third base, tying Mike Schmidt for fifth most in Major League history. The all-time leader is Brooks Robinson with 2,870.
• Nick Martinez pitched well in his Major League debut on Saturday, but the Rangers still decided to have him go back to Double-A Frisco rather than Triple-A Round Rock. Said general manager Jon Daniels, "If he had stayed up a month, we might have gone in that direction. But it was a spot start and we had him lined up for Frisco. That's how we'll start."
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