DeShields was batting ninth Sunday and playing center field.
In a corresponding move, Texas optioned outfielder/infielder Drew Robinson to Triple-A Round Rock.
DeShields was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 4 with concussion symptoms. They were believed to be related to the 25-year-old banging the back of his head while attempting a sliding catch against Boston on July 11.
He was placed in Major League Baseball's concussion protocol but returned to the lineup in Texas' game two days later. DeShields played in seven of the Rangers' 14 games after the All-Star break before being scratched from the lineup with headaches on Aug. 3.
DeShields was batting .208 with 2 home runs and 21 RBIs in 81 games.