Worth noting

• Beltre (strained left quad) will accompany the Rangers on the road trip to Oakland and is still on track for an April 25 return.

• During Sunday's 16-2 loss, newly arrived Rangers prospect Luis Sardinas made his MLB debut at shortstop to start the eighth inning and collected an infield single in his first big-league at-bat in the bottom half of the frame.

Prince Fielder drew another intentional walk Sunday, the eighth time he's been put on intentionally. That's the most by a Rangers player in any single month, surpassing Juan Gonzalez's seven in July 1996, and the most by any player in April since St. Louis' Albert Pujols had eight in 2008.

Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.