Rangers placed C Robinson Chirinos on 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.
It clears a roster spot for Sam Dyson. Before the injury, Chirinos was on pace for 14 homers and 52 RBI. Both would have been career highs. Chris Gimenez will fill in at catcher during his absence.
Matt Moore was knocked around in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, allowing six runs on nine hits in just three innings of work.
Moore walked one and struck out two on the afternoon. As can be expected for a young hurler returning from Tommy John surgery, Moore has been very inconsistent through his first six starts. He owns a troublesome 8.78 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 17/13 K/BB ratio through 26 2/3 innings. He'll strive for better results when he takes on the Mets at home on Friday.
Rangers optioned RHP Keone Kela to Double-A Frisco.
Texas need to clear a roster spot for Cole Hamels. Kela has struggled recently, allowing four runs (three earned) over his last three outings. He leads the American League with 49 relief appearances this season.
Jake Lamb is not in the Diamonbacks' starting lineup Saturday against the Astros.
It's a routine day off for Lamb. Aaron Hill will grab the start at third base. Lamb has hit .248 since coming off the disabled list in early June.
Steven Souza left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with a bruised left hand.
Souza couldn't get out of the way of a pitch from Joe Kelly in the fifth inning. Brandon Guyer pinch-hit for him in his next at-bat. He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting. Souza is likely headed for X-rays.
Drew Rucinski is expected to start Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
The only way he wouldn't start is if the Angels need him as a reliever on Saturday. Rucinski hasn't started for the Angels since April 14 against Texas. He's gone 5-5 with a 5.03 ERA in 17 outings for Triple-A Salt Lake this season.
Miguel Montero (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday.
He's missed the last few weeks with a sprained left thumb. David Ross and Kyle Schwarber have shared time behind the plate during his absence. Montero is only hitting .230 this year with 10 homers and 32 RBI.
Clayton Richard will start Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Richard won't be in the majors long as the Cubs are likely to option him back to Triple-A Iowa when Dan Haren joins the rotation sometime next week. Richard is 1-0 in three appearances for the Cubs this year with a disappointing 5.40 ERA.