DeShields could be sent back to the Astros if he is not on the Rangers' opening day roster. He is working to become the fourth outfielder for the Rangers.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister likes his speed and hopes he comes into his own.
"It's fun to see his speed come into play," manager Jeff Banister said. "Those are things the scouts talk about, the speed element, and [the bat] has shown up a few times this spring. Obviously we know what he can do on the bases, but we need to see what other skills he can show. His at-bats have been good. We have seen some nice things show up."
DeShields, 22, is not expected to be out for long, but each day he misses lessens his chances of making the team.