News: Holland (shoulder) will resume throwing Thursday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Holland will only play catch Thursday, but it's a step in the right direction as he continues to work back from a strained shoulder. Assuming all goes well, he could progress to throwing off of a mound in 2-to-3 weeks.
News: Rosales is in the lineup Thursday against Boston.
Impact: Rosales will get the call against Boston left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, pushing Tommy Field, who's started the last three games, to the bench. Rosales will hit eighth in the order after going 0-for-2 with a strikeout in two pinch-hit at-bats Wednesday against Cleveland.
News: Ortiz has a 1.76 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 30.2 innings at Low-A Hickory.
Impact: The 19-year-old righty has been handled with kid gloves to start the year at Low-A, and that should be a trend over the rest of the season. However, Ortiz may have the most fantasy upside of any pitching prospect in the Rangers system, as he has the potential for a plus fastball, plus slider and plus command. While he probably won't make it to the big leagues until at least 2018, Ortiz should be owned in dynasty leagues that roster 100 or more prospects.
News: Klein will get another turn in the Rangers' rotation if Ross Detwiler (shoulder) is unable to come off the DL this weekend, MLB Network Radio reports.
Impact: Detwiler is expected to come off the DL this weekend, so Klein's run in the rotation is likely over. However, his six-run outing Monday was apparently not enough to dissuade the Rangers of using him as the backup option Saturday if Detwiler cannot take the ball.
News: Detwiler (shoulder) threw a side session this week and is expected to come off the DL this weekend, MLB Network Radio reports.
Impact: Detwiler is apparently feeling well and it sounds like it will be a short stay for him on the disabled list. He would presumably start Saturday's game, but if he cannot go, it will be Phil Klein who gets another turn in the rotation. Prior to Detwiler's bout with shoulder inflammation he had posted a 6.03 FIP in seven starts, so it would be best to take a wait-and-see approach if he does indeed get the start Saturday.
News: DeShields could start to see more action at second base going forward, MLB Network Radio reports. "I can see him getting enough ABs to keep him engaged in that leadoff spot for us," manager Jeff Bannister said. "It was nice to see him at second base."
Impact: DeShields split time between center field and second base in Wednesday's game, and with Leonys Martin healthy, second might be the best way for DeShields to get into the lineup on a consistent basis. As long as he's seeing somewhat regular playing time and leading off for the Rangers, his speed warrants ownership in deeper formats.
News: Lewis' struggles continued in a major way with a 12-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Impact: Lewis (4-3, 4.70 ERA) allowed 10 runs and 11 hits in 2 2-3 innings. He was chased in the third when the Indians sent 12 men to the plate. Lewis is 1-1 with an 11.93 ERA in his last three starts, two against Cleveland. He was 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA in his first seven.
News: Lewis (4-3) was bombed for 10 runs (nine earned) on 11 hits in 2.2 innings Wednesday against the Indians.
Impact: Lewis had a good stretch of starts for a while there in late April and early May, but he's now been tagged for 21 runs (19 earned) in his last three starts, so it's awfully hard to trust Lewis in most fantasy formats. He'll next get the White Sox on Tuesday.
News: Gonzalez has a 4.15 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP with just 26 strikeouts in 43.1 innings with Triple-A Round Rock.
Impact: The case can be made that Gonzalez's ERA can be attributed to the difficult pitching environments of the Pacific Coast League. Rough outings at Round Rock and at Omaha have contributed greatly to inflate that ERA, and both of those ballparks rank as some of the toughest pitching environments in the minor leagues. Still, the fact that he has notched more than four strikeouts in just one of his eight starts is pretty concerning. He still projects as a solid No. 3 starter, with a four-pitch mix that offers a lot of movement and deception. However, he may not have the swing-and-miss stuff to fully satisfy fantasy owners in shallower formats.
News: Fielder continues to tear the cover off the baseball.
Impact: Fielder leads the majors with a .371 average after he connected for a three-run shot Tuesday and went 3 for 5. Fielder is an astounding 14 for 24 with five homers and 15 RBIs in his last five games and looks like an MVP candidate.