Buzz: Monday's starter likely Scott Feldman

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Sunday that the club still hasn't decided who will start Monday against the Kansas City Royals, but if Scott Feldman isn't needed in tonight's game, he'll likely toe the rubber Monday.

Feldman made a spot start earlier this season when the Rangers had a rainout in Detroit and were forced to play a doubleheader, altering the rotation. He started in Arlington against the New York Yankees on April 25 and gave up two runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings in a 7-3 win.

Should Feldman be needed tonight, Martin Perez could be called up from Triple-A. He was held out of his start for Round Rock on Sunday. But Feldman got his side work in late during Saturday's game in preparation for Monday.

Other notes:

* A group of pitchers took early batting practice Sunday as the Rangers begin to prepare for interleague play. They go to Houston on May 18-20 and then to San Francisco to play the Giants in early June. A second group of Rangers pitchers is slated to hit Monday. Washington said the best bunter among the pitchers is probably Alexi Ogando, who is very unlikely to get an at-bat since he's a reliever.

* Tonight should be the Rangers' ninth straight sellout, adding to their record (it was four until the current streak).