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Delino DeShields | Outfielder | #3

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (8) / HOU
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Rangers activated OF Delino DeShields from the 10-day disabled list.
DeShields is back in his customary center field and leadoff spots Sunday against Erasmo Ramirez and the Mariners. He was sidelined for the previous three and a half weeks following surgery for a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. Apr 22 - 11:53 AM

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Delino DeShields (hand) remained on a rehab assignment Saturday, serving as the designated hitter for Double-A Frisco's game Saturday.

There was some thought that DeShields would return Saturday after playing with Frisco Thursday and Friday, but he'll get at least one more game in the minors before being reinstated. He's so far ahead of schedule that another day isn't any cause for concern. He's got three hits in six at-bats with a run scored through two rehab appearances.
Apr 21 - 4:17 PM

Delino DeShields (hand) is scheduled to play in minor league rehab games Thursday and Friday with Double-A Frisco.

It sounds like he could return to the Rangers' starting lineup over the weekend if those two games go well. DeShields underwent surgery April 2 for a fractured hamate bone in his left hand -- a procedure that can take up to six weeks to recover from -- but the 25-year-old speedster might only wind up missing around 20 games. Carlos Tocci and Drew Robinson have been handling center field duties for Texas. Shin-Soo Choo has been leading off.
Apr 18 - 10:46 AM

Delino DeShields (hand) is taking on-field batting practice on Wednesday.

DeShields has made a relatively speedy recovery from the fractured hamate bone in his left hand and might even be able to begin playing minor league rehab games this weekend. The initial timetable called for the 25-year-old center fielder to miss 4-6 weeks, but he could make it back in just over three.
Apr 18 - 9:55 AM

Delino DeShields (hand) resumed swinging a bat Friday and thinks he can begin a rehab assignment this week.

"I wouldn't bet against him," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. DeShields told reporters he thinks he can be back in the Rangers' lineup by April 23, which would be just three weeks after his surgery to address a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. The injury usually saps power but that's not as big of a concern for the speedster, whose legs should be just fine. If he's able to beat the timetable that's good news for fantasy owners, but cautious optimism is probably the best course of action for now.
Apr 14 - 5:56 PM

Delino DeShields underwent surgery Monday to address a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.

The timetable calls for DeShields to miss 4-6 weeks. He suffered the injury Friday during an at-bat against the Astros and was placed on the disabled list the very next day. Carlos Tocci is expected to be the primary fill-in at center field for Texas. Shin-Soo Choo has seemingly taken over the leadoff spot.
Apr 2 - 7:25 PM

Rangers placed OF Delino DeShields on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.

The initial estimate has DeShields on the shelf for six weeks. He sustained the injury on a swing during his final at-bat Friday and is expected to undergo surgery next week. Carlos Tocci seems like the most logical candidate to fill in on an interim basis, but expect the Rangers to explore outside options as well. Willie Calhoun could also figure into the mix.
Mar 31 - 2:28 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Delino DeShields has a broken hamate bone in his left hand.

The team has yet to confirm the diagnosis, but if true it's a crushing blow to the Rangers' and to fantasy owners who were counting on his stolen bases. There's no telling how much time he may miss with the injury. Carlos Tocci is starting in his place in center field on Saturday and would be in line for additional playing time in the interim, though the club could pursue outside options.
Mar 31 - 2:13 PM

Delino DeShields is undergoing an MRI on his swollen left hand.

DeShields apparently hurt his left hand during a swing in his final at-bat on Friday. It sounds like a trip to the disabled list is a very real possibility here, which would be a big blow to the Rangers' early-season roster and fantasy owners' alike.
Mar 31 - 1:01 PM

Delino DeShields is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Saturday.

The 25-year-old speedster has stumbled out of the blocks, going 1-for-7 (.143) with a strikeout and a walk in his first two games. Carlos Tocci will start in his place in center field and bat ninth against Lance McCullers and the Astros on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 31 - 12:28 PM

Delino DeShields went 1-for-4 with a triple as the Rangers fell to the Rockies in Cactus League action on Monday.

DeShields is having a fantastic spring, hitting .340 with a .915 OPS. He's locked in as the club's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter and a terrific mid-round target for stolen bases in mixed league drafts.
Mar 20 - 12:08 AM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister on Sunday named Delino DeShields his starting center fielder and leadoff hitter.

It's the way things have been pointing, but it's nice to get some clarity from the skipper. For what it's worth, Banister also said that it's a fair goal for DeShields to steal 50 bases this season. That might be shooting awfully high, but it does indicate that the speedy outfielder will have the green light on the basepaths. DeShields is looking like a pretty good value at his current ADP.
Mar 11 - 12:52 PM

Delino DeShields stayed hot by going 1-for-3 in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

The youngster is now slashing .375/.464/.500 in spring action. The 25-year-old is slated to serve as the Rangers' starting center fielder this year and offers fantasy owners a potential impact option in the stolen base category. He has stolen as many as 101 bases in a single minor league season and has stolen 50 or more three times. He swiped 29 bags last year in the majors.
Mar 9 - 11:07 PM

Delino DeShields went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk in a loss to the Mariners on Sunday in the Cactus League.

DeShields is off to a hot start in the Cactus League, and is now hitting .438 in his time in Arizona. The 25-year-old outfielder finished fourth in the American League in steals last year with 29 despite not being a full-time player for Texas. He's currently penciled in as the everyday centerfielder, and while he won't hit for much power, he just might provide enough steals and score enough runs to be a fantasy contributor in the 2018 season.
Mar 4 - 6:30 PM

Delino DeShields hit an inside-the-park home run and scored a couple runs in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

The solo inside-the-parker came off of Dallas Keuchel in the sixth inning, which cut the Astros' lead to 14-2 at the time. DeShields, who entered the game with just one hit in his previous 15 at-bats, now has a career-high six home runs on the season.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joey Gallo
2Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Renato Nunez
LF1Drew Robinson
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Kevin Jepsen
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Tony Barnette
10Ricardo Rodriguez
11Ronald Herrera
12Jose Leclerc