Worth noting

• The Rangers are expected to face right-handers Jason Hammel on Friday and Sonny Gray on Saturday during this weekend's three-game series with the Athletics in Arlington. Hammel and Jeff Samardzija were acquired by the Athletics from the Cubs earlier this month. Left-hander Scott Kazmir will start for Oakland on Sunday.

• The Rangers will honor Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter before their July 30 game in Arlington. It will be Jeter's final game in Texas.

• First-base coach Bengie Molina returned to the Rangers on Monday after missing the club's three-game series with the Blue Jays for personal reasons.

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