Worth noting

Phil Irwin started for the Rangers on Tuesday and became the 1,000th player in the history of the Washington/Texas franchise.

• The Rangers signed outfielder Darius Day, their 23rd-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Simeon Career Academy in Chicago. The Rangers have signed 27 of 40 draft picks.

• The Rangers have signed first baseman/catcher J.T. Wise to a Triple-A Round Rock contract. He had been playing for the Wichita Wingnuts in the independent American Association.

• Pitcher Joe Saunders, released by the Rangers, has signed a Minor League contract with the Royals.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.