Rua is a leading candidate to play left field to start the season following the demotion of Willie Calhoun, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Calhoun is still expected to be the Rangers' primary left fielder after a month or so, but this at least boosts Rua's value in the short term. The most likely scenario is a platoon with him and the left-handed-hitting Drew Robinson. This would leave Rua on the bench more often than not, though his past success against lefties (.716 OPS versus lefties as opposed to a .652 OPS against righties) suggests he could be useful as a streaming option in deeper leagues that allow for daily roster adjustments.

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