Worth noting

• The Rangers are still going with 13 pitchers, one more than normal, and just three reserves. Said Washington, "Right now, it's not an issue. More than anything else, we have to protect our pitching."

• Round Rock's Justin Germano was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week. He threw a complete game in beating Oklahoma City last Thursday, allowing one run on three hits.

• Double-A Frisco infielder Joey Gallo and Alec Asher were the Texas League's Player and Pitcher of the Week. Gallo was 10-for-28 with five home runs and 13 RBIs. Asher allowed one run over 14 1/3 innings in his two starts. He allowed 10 hits, walked one and struck out 11.

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.