DeShields is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers. DeShields has been on a nice run since his return to the majors June 2, batting .355/.425/.403 with four stolen bases in his last 20 games. However, with Joey Gallo (oblique) returning from the IL, DeShields' playing time will take a hit. He may start primarily against lefties for the time being.
DeShields went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-4 win over the White Sox. Sunday was DeShields' first multi-RBI outing since April 20, and he still has just 16 on the year. The stolen base was his 12th of 2019 as he looks to surpass his total of 20 from 2018.
DeShields is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox. The 26-year-old started four of the last five contests in center field but will give way to Danny Santana on Friday. DeShields is slashing .327/.400/.382 in 17 games since rejoining the Rangers in early June.
DeShields isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Indians, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. DeShields has collected a base knock in four of his last five games, but he'll head to the bench for the second matchup of the series. Danny Santana will man center field and bat second in DeShields' place.
DeShields served as the leadoff hitter and went 1-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Reds. Batting leadoff was a one-time event, per T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Manager Chris Woodward acknowledged it was a sentimental Father's Day gesture for DeShields, who played in front of his father, Delino DeShield Sr., the Reds' first-base coach. "I thought it was important," Woodward said. "Absolutely. I'm not afraid to admit that. ... Plus, I like Delino leading off -- it's not that I don't like Delino leading off. It's a special day, being on the same field as your dad. Be a pretty cool moment." Expect Shin-Soo Choo to resume as the leadoff hitter Monday against the Indians.
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