Texas Rangers: Lineup

Lineups: Leonys Martin, Choo return

March, 3, 2014
Mar 3
8:51
AM CT
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- No, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is not in the lineup for today's game with Cleveland, if any of you were holding out hope. But Shin-Soo Choo's "spring training arm" won't prevent him from returning to action in the leadoff spot and playing left field. Leonys Martin's tight back is feeling well enough for him to bat ninth and play center field. You can listen to the webcast starting at at 2 p.m. CT on texasrangers.com (with Mike Peasley and Matt Hicks on the call):

RANGERS
LF Shin-Soo Choo (L)
SS Brent Lillibridge
1B Prince Fielder (L)
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Alex Rios
DH Mitch Moreland (L)
C J.P. Arencibia
2B Rougned Odor (L)
CF Leonys Martin (L)

PITCHERS
RHP Colby Lewis
RHP Nick Tepesch
LHP Jimmy Reyes*
RHP Randy Henry*
RHP Doug Mathis*
LHP Aaron Poreda
RHP Matt West
LHP Pedro Figueroa

CLEVELAND
CF Nyjer Morgan (L)
2B Mike Aviles
3B Lonnie Chisenhall (L)
RF Ryan Raburn
DH Jason Giambi (L)
LF Jeff Francoeur
1B David Adams
SS Elliot Johnson (S)
C Luke Carlin (S)

PITCHERS
RHP Corey Kluber
RHP Carlos Carrasco
RHP Vinnie Pestano
RHP David Aardsma
LHP Josh Outman
RHP Blake Wood
RHP CC Lee
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox will play in Cactus League play Sunday at 2 p.m. CT. You can hear the game with Eric Nadel and Matt Hicks on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. Here's a look at the lineup and pitchers scheduled to play in the game:

RANGERS LINEUP
DH Jurickson Profar (S)
2B Brent Lillibridge
1B Prince Fielder (L)
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Brad Snyder (L)
C J.P. Arencibia
CF Michael Choice
LF Engel Beltre (L)
SS Adam Rosales

PITCHERS
LHP Robbie Ross
RHP Tanner Scheppers
RHP Joakim Soria
RHP Neftali Feliz
RHP Armando Rodriguez
RHP Cory Burns
RHP Nate Adcock

WHITE SOX LINEUP
CF Adam Eaton (L)
2B Leury Garcia (S)
1B Jose Abreu
LF Dayan Viciedo
DH Mike McDade (S)
3B Conor Gillaspie (L)
SS Alexei Ramirez
C Tyler Flowers
2B Gordon Beckham

PITCHERS
RHP Felipe Paulino
LHP Scott Snodgress
RHP Brian Omogrosso
LHP Charlie Leesman
RHP Deunte Heath
LHP David Purcey
RHP Chris Bassitt
RHP Nestor Molina
RHP Zach Putnam
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It was a wet morning in Arizona, but today's game between the Texas Rangers and Oakland A's is still scheduled to start at 1 p.m. local time (2 p.m. CT on ESPN 103.3 FM) in Phoenix.

The Rangers lineup includes Alex Rios in right field for the first time this spring. His toe feels better and he was the DH on Friday. Martin Perez gets the start for the Rangers on the mound. The lineups:

RANGERS
DH Jurickson Profar (S)
CF Engel Beltre (L)
RF Alex Rios
1B Mitch Moreland (L)
3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF Michael Choice
C Robinson Chirinos
2B Rougned Odor (L)
SS Luis Sardinas (S)

PITCHERS
LHP Martin Perez
LHP Michael Kirkman
RHP Wilmer Font
LHP Neal Cotts
RHP Jason Frasor
LHP Aaron Poreda
RHP Lisalverto Bonilla

OAKLAND
CF Coco Crisp
SS Nick Punto
RF Josh Reddick
DH Yoenis Cespedes
3B Alberto Callaspo
C Derek Norris
1B Nate Freiman
LF Michael Taylor
2B Eric Sogard

PITCHERS
RHP Sonny Gray
LHP Drew Pomeranz
RHP Luke Gregerson
LHP Fernando Abad
RHP Deryk Hooker

Lineups: Alex Rios will play DH

February, 28, 2014
Feb 28
9:00
AM CT
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals continue their Surprise rivalry at 2 p.m. CT today. You can hear the game on texasrangers.com (with Matt Hicks and some contributions from me).

The lineups:

TEXAS
LF Shin-Soo Choo (L)
SS Elvis Andrus
1B Prince Fielder (L)
3B Adrian Beltre
DH Alex Rios
RF Mitch Moreland (L)
C J.P. Arencibia
CF Michael Choice
2B Kensuke Tanaka (L)

PITCHERS
RHP Alexi Ogando
RHP Jose Contreras
RHP Matt West
RHP Cory Burns
RHP Nate Adcock
LHP Pedro Figueroa
RHP Armando Rodriguez

KANSAS CITY
RF Norichika Aoki (L)
2B Jason Donald
1B Eric Hosmer (L)
DH Billy Butler
LF Alex Gordon (L)
C Salvador Perez
3B Mike Moustakas (L)
CF Lorenzo Cain
SS Christian Colon

PITCHERS
RHP James Shields
LHP Chris Dwyer
RHP Jason Adam
RHP Sugar Ray Marimon
LHP Everett Teaford
RHP Michael Mariot
LHP Tim Collins

An early look at the Rangers' lineup

February, 19, 2014
Feb 19
11:22
AM CT
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wasted no time setting his regular 2014 lineup, doing so a day before the official full squad workouts.

That includes Prince Fielder, who arrived at camp Wednesday, batting third and Adrian Beltre staying in the cleanup spot.

“I’m set in stone with that,” Washington said, as he spoke with a group of beat writers in a dugout on the back fields prior to workouts. “You’re not going to change my mind moving Prince out of the third hole.”

More to come on that shortly.

A look at Washington's lineup:

LF Shin-Soo Choo
SS Elvis Andrus
1B Prince Fielder
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Alex Rios
DH Mitch Moreland
C Geovany Soto
2B Jurickson Profar
CF Leonys Martin

Lineups: Nelson Cruz returns as DH

September, 30, 2013
9/30/13
3:04
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz has been reinstated by the Texas Rangers after a 50-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing drug and will bat sixth and be the designated hitter in Monday's American League wild-card tiebreaker game at 7:07 p.m. at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

PODCAST
Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.

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RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
DH Nelson Cruz
1B Mitch Moreland
LF Craig Gentry
CF Leonys Martin
P Martin Perez

Lineups: Pierzynski DH; Soto catching

September, 29, 2013
9/29/13
12:51
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Geovany Soto is catching Yu Darvish for the fifth straight game, which means A.J. Pierzynski is the designated hitter.

Josh Hamilton returns to the Los Angeles Angels' lineup after a pinch-hit double Saturday. Here are today's starting lineups for Game 162:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
DH A.J. Pierzynski
C Geovany Soto
1B Mitch Moreland
LF Craig Gentry
CF Leonys Martin
P Yu Darvish

ANGELS
DH J.B. Shuck
SS Erick Aybar
CF Mike Trout
LF Josh Hamilton
2B Howie Kendrick
RF Kole Calhoun
1B Mark Trumbo
C Hank Conger
3B Andrew Romine
P Jason Vargas

Lineups: No Josh Hamilton for Angels

September, 28, 2013
9/28/13
10:35
AM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers will not have to deal with Josh Hamilton on Saturday. The former Rangers slugger is out of the Los Angeles Angels' starting lineup for Game 161 with Texas starting left-hander Derek Holland.

Here are the lineups for Saturday morning's 11:05 a.m.. start:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
LF Craig Gentry
DH David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Derek Holland

ANGELS
SS Erick Aybar
LF Collin Cowgill
CF Mike Trout
DH Howie Kendrick
1B Mark Trumbo
RF Kole Calhoun
C Chris Iannetta
2B Grant Green
3B Andrew Romine
P Garrett Richards

Lineups: Garza set for return of Trout

September, 26, 2013
9/26/13
6:13
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout had the day off Wednesday against Oakland, but he was back in the lineup against the Rangers and Matt Garza on Thursday night at Rangers Ballpark as the teams square off for the final four games of the regular season.

Trout, a leading candidate for American League MVP, struggled on the Angels' recent homestand, going 2-for-17, thus the day off.

"He can find it with one swing," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Trout before Thursday's game. "Hopefully he will.

Trout has a career .351 batting average against the Rangers, so Garza and their pitchers know what to expect. Here are the lineups for Thursday's game:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
LF Craig Gentry
DH David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Matt Garza

ANGELS
LF J.B. Shuck
SS Erick Aybar
CF Mike Trout
DH Josh Hamilton
2B Howie Kendrick
RF Kole Calhoun
1B Mark Trumbo
C Chris Iannetta
3B Andrew Romine
P Jerome Williams

Lineups: Jeff Baker gets the call at DH

September, 25, 2013
9/25/13
4:33
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jeff Baker is in the lineup as the designated hitter for Wednesday's game against Houston and Mitch Moreland is sticking at first base with left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the mound for the Astros.

Here are Wednesday's starting lineups for the final game of the season between the Lone Star State's two major league teams:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
DH Jeff Baker
1B Mitch Moreland
LF Craig Gentry
CF Leonys Martin
P Martin Perez

ASTROS
SS Jonathan Villar
2B Jose Altuve
3B Matt Dominguez
1B Chris Carter
LF J.D. Martinez
DH Brandon Laird
RF L.J. Hoes
C Cody Clark
CF Brandon Barnes
P Dallas Keuchel

Lineups: Rangers going with same lineup

September, 23, 2013
9/23/13
3:19
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are going with the same lineup for the third straight game, with David Murphy as the designated hitter for Monday night's game against the Houston Astros.

Here is Monday's lineup:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
LF Craig Gentry
DH David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Derek Holland

Lineups: Rangers sticking with same lineup

September, 22, 2013
9/22/13
11:16
AM CT
KANSAS CITY -- The Texas Rangers are using the same lineup they used on Saturday, going with Craig Gentry in left field against Kansas City right-hander James Shields in Sunday's final regular-season road game.

Here are Sunday's lineups for the Rangers and Royals:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
LF Craig Gentry
DH David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Alexi Ogando

ROYALS
LF Alex Gordon
2B Emilio Bonifacio
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Billy Butler
C Salvador Perez
3B Mike Moustakas
CF Lorenzo Cain
RF Justin Maxwell
SS Alcides Escobar
P James Shields

Lineups: Gentry starts in LF, Murphy is DH

September, 21, 2013
9/21/13
3:53
PM CT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manager Ron Washington went with speed and outfield defense in Saturday night's starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals by starting Craig Gentry in left field.

David Murphy gets his third start of the season as the designated hitter. Here's the starting lineups for tonight's game:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
LF Craig Gentry
DH David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Matt Garza

ROYALS
LF Alex Gordon
2B Emilio Bonifacio
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Billy Butler
C Salvador Perez
3B Mike Moustakas
RF Lorenzo Cain
CF Jarrod Dyson
SS Alcides Escobar
P Jeremy Guthrie

Lineups: David Murphy back in left field

September, 20, 2013
9/20/13
5:45
PM CT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- David Murphy was back in the Rangers' starting lineup in left field for Friday's series opener against the Kansas City Royals, the first time he's started since last Friday.

"He's been working pretty good," manager Ron Washington said. "I see some improvement in his swing. For right now, he's in there.

Here are the rest of the lineups for Game 1 of Rangers-Royals:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
DH A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
C Geovany Soto
LF David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Martin Perez

ROYALS
LF Alex Gordon
2B Emilio Bonifacio
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Billy Butler
C Salvador Perez
CF Lorenzo Cain
3B Mike Moustakas
RF Justin Maxwell
SS Alcides Escobar
P Ervin Santana

Lineups: Stacked with righties vs. Moore

September, 19, 2013
9/19/13
2:06
PM CT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rangers have loaded up their lineup with right-handed hitters to face Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore with Jeff Baker starting as the designated hitter, Geovany Soto at catcher, Craig Gentry in center field and Joey Butler in left field.

Soto will catch Darvish for a third straight time. Here are tonight's lineups:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
DH Jeff Baker
C Geovany Soto
CF Craig Gentry
LF Joey Butler
1B Mitch Moreland
P Yu Darvish

RAYS
LF David DeJesus
2B Ben Zobrist
RF Matt Joyce
DH Evan Longoria
1B James Loney
3B Kelly Johnson
CF Desmond Jennings
C Jose Lobaton
SS Yunel Escobar
P Matt Moore

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.90 167 133
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 58
RA. Beltre 57
OPSA. Beltre .883
ERAY. Darvish 2.90
SOY. Darvish 167