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Delino DeShields | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers activated OF Delino DeShields from the 15-day disabled list.
DeShields is back from his hamstring injury after completing a six-game rehab assignment. With Josh Hamilton's (groin) status up in the air, he could wind up playing a lot in left field. Jul 5 - 3:55 PM

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Delino Deshields (hamstring) will be reevaluated after Saturday's workout.

Deshields recently wrapped up a six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock and is close to 100 percent. He should be activated from the disabled list in the next day or two. Texas has a crowded outfield now with Josh Hamilton, Leonys Martin and Shin-Soo Choo all seeing regular at-bats. Deshields had 13 steals in 48 games before his injury.
Jul 4 - 7:52 PM

Delino DeShields (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Round Rock.

DeShields has been sidelined since June 15 with a strained left hamstring. He should be ready to return to the Rangers right around when he's first eligible.
Jun 25 - 5:13 PM

Delino DeShields (hamstring) took batting practice on Wednesday.

DeShields said he hopes to be able to start a rehab assignment next week. DeShields has been on the disabled list since June 15 with a strained left hamstring, but it sounds as though he shouldn't need much more than the minimum 15 days.
Jun 24 - 6:06 PM

Delino DeShields reported improvement with his ailing left hamstring on Tuesday.

"I’m walking normal speed," he said Tuesday. "It’s not great, but it’s better than it was yesterday, so that’s good." DeShields was placed on the disabled list Monday and is expected to be sidelined for around three weeks.
Jun 17 - 10:06 AM

Delino DeShields (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined for three weeks.

DeShields was placed on the disabled list Monday with a strained left hamstring. It wouldn't be a surprise to see the Rangers ultimately hold him out until after the All-Star break, which would mean an absence of just over four weeks.
Jun 15 - 5:33 PM

Rangers placed OF Delino DeShields on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

DeShields suffered the injury during Sunday's game. It's not clear at this point how long the rookie might be sidelined, as the results of his MRI have yet to be revealed.
Jun 15 - 4:18 PM

Delino DeShields was removed from Sunday's game against the Twins with a left hamstring injury.

He is set to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. It's unclear whether or not he'll require a trip to the disabled list or not, but any hamstring injury to a player who relies primarily on speed to derive fantasy value is a huge red flag. The Rangers should have an update on his status after the MRI results, but fantasy owners may want to have an alternative option available for next week.
Jun 14 - 5:29 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Thursday that Delino DeShields is not ready to make starts at second base.

DeShields played three innings there on Wednesday and Banister considers him "an option" at the position, but it doesn't sound like him getting extensive time at the keystone is in the cards. The 22-year-old began his pro career at second but was poor defensively there, necessitating a move to the outfield. Texas is mixing and matching at second base for now but should give Rougned Odor another shot before long.
May 29 - 10:55 AM

Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in center field and leading off Thursday night against the Red Sox.

Leonys Martin is on the bench with the Red Sox throwing left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. DeShields should continue to start over Martin against southpaws, with Martin handling center against most righties. Interesting note: DeShields made his major league debut at second base late in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Indians.
May 28 - 3:30 PM

Delino DeShields Jr. made his major league debut at second base late in Wednesday's blowout loss.

Manager Jeff Banister said earlier this week that there weren't any immediate plans to give DeShields starts at second base. He played the position regularly from 2011-2013 in the minors, but he proved much better defensively in the outfield. Of course, there's now fewer at-bats for him there with Josh Hamilton off the DL. He'll likely get most of his starts versus lefties unless he shows he's a realistic option at second.
May 27 - 3:09 PM

Delino DeShields Jr. is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

DeShields made the start in center field on Monday, but Leonys Martin is back in there against right-hander Danny Salazar. We still think Martin will end up getting most of the playing time in center field, which will hurt DeShields as long as Josh Hamilton can stay healthy. Of course, that's far from a guarantee.
May 26 - 4:00 PM

Delino DeShields Jr. went 3-for-3 with a triple and a double from the ninth spot in the Rangers' order Wednesday.

Judging by his minor league track record, DeShields figured to be one of the league's very worst hitters after making the Rangers as a Rule 5 pick. Right now, though, he's at .282 with seven walks in 39 at-bats. He's also 9-for-10 stealing bases. It still doesn't seem at all likely to last, but he's earned himself more playing time following Leonys Martin's return. A platoon, with Martin starting against righties and DeShields against lefties, could be in the offing.
May 13 - 11:08 PM

Delino DeShields Jr. walked three timed, stole three bases and scored two runs as the Rangers edged the Rays 5-4 on Thursday.

Filling in for the injured Leonys Martin, the Rule 5 pick made good tonight, even picking up an RBI on the first of the walks. He's 4-for-27 at the plate, but he has six steals and six runs scored anyway. The actual hitting part of hitting will continue to be a problem for him.
May 7 - 11:24 PM

Delino DeShields Jr. collected his first big league RBI as the Rangers fell to the Astros in Arlington on Friday.

DeShields plated Adrian Beltre with a fielder's choice in the sixth inning, which proved to be the Rangers lone run on the afternoon. The Rule 5 pick has played sparingly thus far, going 1-for-3 (.333) at the dish. If he works his way into consistent at-bats, his speed could make him relevant in AL-only formats.
Apr 10 - 7:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Matt Harrison
5Wandy Rodriguez
6Martin Perez
7Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Tanner Scheppers
4Spencer Patton
5Anthony Bass
6Sam Freeman
7Ross Ohlendorf
8Ross Detwiler
9Anthony Ranaudo
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla