Mitch Moreland is in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS Friday against the Blue Jays, Texas Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.
Moreland was held out of Thursday's lineup with the Rangers using a righty-heavy lineup against Blue Jays ace David Price, but he will replace Mike Napoli at first base for Friday's contest. With Adrian Beltre (back) not starting Friday, Prince Fielder will move up to the third spot in the order, and Moreland will hit cleanup for the Rangers.
Mike Napoli is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS Friday against the Blue Jays, according to Texas Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake.
Napoli, who went 0-for-3 with a walk in Game 1, will be replaced in the lineup by Mitch Moreland with the Rangers facing right-hander Marcus Stroman on Friday afternoon.
Hanser Alberto is in the lineup for the Texas Rangers ' ALDS matchup with the Blue Jays on Friday, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.
Alberto replaced an injured Adrian Beltre (back) at third base during Thursday's game, and he will do the same in Friday's lineup with Beltre unable to play a full nine innings. Alberto will hit ninth against Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman.
Chris Colabello is in the lineup for Friday's ALDS matchup with the Rangers, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.
After being limited to bench duty in Game 1, Colabello will take Justin Smoak's spot in the lineup for Game with southpaw Cole Hamels getting the start for the Rangers. He will hit sixth in the Toronto Blue Jays ' batting order.
Justin Smoak is not in the lineup for Friday's ALDS matchup with the Rangers, according to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi.
Smoak start Thursday's game at first base, but it will be Chris Colabello getting the nod there Friday with left-hander Cole Hamels on the bump for the Rangers.
Jose Bautista (hamstring) is in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS Friday against the Rangers, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.
Bautista exited Thursday's Game 1 in the ninth inning with the sore hamstring, but as expected, he will be able to take the field Friday. Bautista will cover right field and hit third against Rangers starter Cole Hamels.
Josh Donaldson (head) is in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS Friday against the Rangers, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.
Donaldson took a knee to his head on a slide into second base in Thursday's Game 1, but he passed concussion tests after the game, and will be able to take the field Friday. As he regularly does, Donaldson will man third base and hit second in the Toronto Blue Jays ' batting order.
Adrian Beltre (back) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS Friday against the Blue Jays, according to Texas Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake.
The back injury that forced Beltre from Thursday's Game 1 game does not appear serious, but it will prevent him from starting Tuesday's game. Beltre could be available off the bench, but it will be Hanser Alberto manning the hot corner for the Rangers on Friday afternoon.
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre received an injection in his back following the American League Division Series defeat of Toronto on Thursday, but an MRI revealed just a back strain with no structural damage, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Beltre apparently avoided any major damage. However, the Rangers added Joey Gallo to the roster just in case, indicating there's at least a decent chance that Beltre will miss Game 2 Friday.
Carlos Gomez continues to deal with his oblique injury, but indicated he's available to pinch run Thursday and hopes to be in the Game 2 lineup Friday, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.
Gomez has been suffering from the issue for an extended period of time, but continues to battle through it to play. Barring a setback of some kind, it seems like he'll be back in the lineup for the second game of the series.