• Veteran third baseman Eric Chavez, who is with the D-Backs, has decided to retire. He was close with Rangers manager Ron Washington when they were together in Oakland. Washington was the infield instructor when Chavez played third base for the Athletics. Said Washington, "He has had a tremendous career. Without the back injury, it could have been better, but Chavez was a great, classy, a pro and a great teammate. He was a special player."
• J.P. Arencibia was 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs -- including a grand slam -- and seven RBIs on Tuesday night. He was the ninth player in Major League history to have at least seven RBIs and four extra-base hits, including a grand slam. He was the first of those nine to be on the losing team, as the Rangers fell, 12-11.
• Arencibia's grand slam on Wednesday was the first for the Rangers since Nelson Cruz on July 5, 2013. The Rangers had gone 183 games without one, the longest span going without a grand slam since a 225-game run from May 23, 1985 to Aug. 1, 1986.
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.