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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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Delino DeShields went 4-for-6 with a double, a triple, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's lopsided win over the Rockies.
DeShields fell a homer short of the cycle, but it was still a huge night for the 22-year-old. Oddly enough, DeShields' two RBI came on a single -- not his double or triple -- in the second inning. It's been an up and down first year for DeShields, who is batting .277/.364/.410 with 38 runs scored and 15 stolen bases overall. Jul 22 - 1:11 AM

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Delino DeShields went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

The double was DeShields' 11th of the season. After missing three weeks with a hamstring injury, the Rangers brought the outfielder back into the fold on June 5. He's recorded five hits in 20 at-bats since returning and enters the All-Star Break hitting .267/.360/.394 with no homers, 12 RBI and 36 runs scored.
Jul 12 - 6:36 PM

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

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

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C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Leonys Martin
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
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S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Martin Perez
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Martinez
6Yu Darvish
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R1Shawn Tolleson
2Tanner Scheppers
3Jake Diekman
4Spencer Patton
5Sam Freeman
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Dyson
8Phil Klein
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Nick Tepesch