DeShields joined the Rangers as a non-roster invitee Monday.
DeShields spent the first five years of his big-league career as a Ranger before moving to Cleveland prior to last season as part of the return for Corey Kluber. The 28-year-old should stand a good chance to earn a roster spot based on his resume but is unlikely to deserve much more than a bench role. He's stolen 20 or more bases in four of his six seasons but doesn't offer a ton offensively beyond his speed, as he's a career .246/.326/.340 hitter and has managed just 18 total homers.
DeShields was non-tendered by the Indians on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old was acquired from the Rangers last offseason but continued to struggle offensively in 2020 with a .628 OPS in 37 games. DeShields still provides strong defense in center field but may need to settle for a minor-league deal.
DeShields is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.
DeShields startd the last three games but will receive the day off for the regular-season finale. Oscar Mercado will start in center field Sunday, batting ninth.
DeShields is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
DeShields retreats to the bench after starting in four of the Tribe's past five games. Oscar Mercado will fill in for DeShields in center field and will bat ninth.
DeShields isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Tigers.
DeShields went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run Friday, and he'll take a breather Saturday. Oscar Mercado will start in center field in his place.
DeShields is not in the lineup Thursday at Detroit.
DeShields started seven of the last eight games and will head to the bench after going 6-for-24 with eight strikeouts in that span. Oscar Mercado receives the start in center field Thursday for Cleveland.
DeShields went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Tuesday against the Cubs.
DeShields made things happen with his speed, as he reached base on a bunt single in the third frame and ultimately came around to score. Two innings later, he smacked a one-out double, again crossing the plate one batter later. Through 27 games this season, DeShields has managed a .272/.322/.333 line with seven runs scoured, four RBI and three stolen bases.
DeShields is not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins.
He is hitting .222 this month and has gone hitless in his last three games. Oscar Mercado gets the start in center field while batting ninth.
DeShields (shoulder) is starting in center field and batting ninth Tuesday against the Royals.
He missed a few days with a bruised shoulder. DeShields had been playing somewhat regularly before the injury, batting .276 with zero home runs, nine strikeouts and two steals in 29 at-bats over his previous 10 games.
DeShields (shoulder) will sit for the third straight game Monday against the Royals.
DeShields left Friday's game against the Brewers with a bruised right shoulder and hasn't appeared in a game since. Oscar Mercado remains the starter in center field in his absence.
DeShields (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
This is now two straight absences for DeShields after he left Friday's game with what was diagnosed as a right shoulder contusion. Assuming it's not something more serious, he should be back in action soon. Oscar Mercado starts again in center field.
DeShields (shoulder) isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.
DeShields left Friday's contest with a right shoulder contusion, and he'll be absent from the lineup Saturday as a result. Oscar Mercado will take over in center field.
DeShields exited Friday's game against the Brewers with a right shoulder contusion, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
DeShields went 0-for-2 with a steal in Friday's loss prior to being replaced in the top of the ninth inning. He's considered day-to-day.
DeShields isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals.
DeShields went 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI in Friday's contest, but he'll retreat to the bench Saturday. Greg Allen will start in center field.
DeShields went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in Friday's 14-2 win over the Cardinals.
DeShields plated Franmil Reyes with the sixth-inning double, which was his first extra-base hit of the season. The 28-year-old outfielder has four RBI, four runs scored and a stolen base while slashing .279/.354/.302 through 14 games.
DeShields went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Twins.
DeShields led off the third inning with a single and stole second. He would later come around to score on a Jose Ramirez three-run home run. The 28-year-old DeShields picked up his first stolen base of the year -- he had 20 or more steals in four of his first five major-league seasons. In 2020, he's added three RBI, four runs scored and a .237 batting average across 44 plate appearances.
DeShields (hip) is starting Tuesday's game against the Twins.
DeShields missed two games with left hip tightness, but he'll be able to return as the team's center fielder Tuesday. The 28-year-old has hit .250 with three RBI and seven strikeouts over 32 at-bats this season.
DeShields (hip) isn't starting Monday against the Twins.
DeShields will be on the bench for a second consecutive game after exiting Saturday's game with left hip tightness. He's still considered day-to-day, but Greg Allen will start in center field Monday.
DeShields (hip) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Greg Allen will fill in for DeShields in center field after the latter exited Saturday's 6-1 win with left hip tightness. The Indians are labeling him as day-to-day for the time being, so DeShields could be ready to return to the lineup for Monday's series opener versus the Twins.
DeShields was removed from Saturday's game against the Tigers with left hip tightness, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
DeShields went 0-for-2 prior to exiting. It's unclear how the 28-year-old sustained the injury, and DeShields should be considered day-to-day until his prognosis becomes more clear.
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