Rangers plan 3-man starting rotation in playoffs
The Texas Rangers likely will use a three-man starting rotation
in the playoffs, though the postseason availability of one of their
setup relievers is more in doubt.
Frank Francisco was scheduled to throw a bullpen session
Tuesday, but instead had his third MRI. The right-hander has been
on the disabled list since Aug. 28 because of a muscle strain in
his right side.
The Rangers are waiting for the MRI results before determining
the next step for Francisco.
As for the starters, the Rangers plan to go with left-handers
Cliff Lee and C.J. Wilson and right-hander Colby Lewis in the
playoffs with Tommy Hunter likely working out of the bullpen.
Manager Ron Washington says Hunter will work a game in relief this