With Baker out, Bonilla likely earns another start

With Baker out, Bonilla likely earns another start

ARLINGTON -- After earning the victory over the Braves in his first Major League start on Saturday, Lisalverto Bonilla will likely get at least one more start for the Rangers.

Bonilla, who became the 22nd Rangers pitcher to earn a victory this season, tossed six innings Saturday, allowing two earned runs on four hits and four walks. He was filling in for Scott Baker, who was scratched with triceps tendinitis.

"It's kind of looking like Bonilla's going to get another chance," interim manager Tim Bogar said. "He faced a pretty good lineup with the Braves and if it comes to it, he's going to face the Angels [on Friday] and that's going to be a real big test. That would be nice to see."

Baker doesn't appear to be ready to return, Bogar said.

"I talked to him a little bit, he's still sore, he's still dealing with it, and at this point, he's got to get out there and be able to throw and that's in five days or six days, so you don't know what's going to happen," Bogar said. "I respect the way he's gone about his business this year. He's done everything for us so we need to take care of him as much as he needs to take care of us."

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