DeShields sidelined vs. Angels; Stubbs mans CF
ANAHEIM -- Rangers center fielder and leadoff hitter Delino DeShields was out of the lineup for Sunday's 7-0 loss to the Angels with soreness in his torso resulting from a check-swing in his ninth-inning at-bat Saturday night.
"Given the amount of play, we're into the part of the season where we definitely need Delino, but we also need a refreshed, healthy Delino," manager Jeff Banister said.
Drew Stubbs started in center field and hit leadoff.
"We'll see how Delino is tomorrow," Banister said. "This is more preventative, I would say, than anything else."
• Texas activated reliever Tanner Scheppers on Sunday, as expected. Scheppers, who had been pitching at Triple-A Round Rock after returning from left knee inflammation, joined the team in Anaheim on Saturday.
"It's something that's manageable, it's just something I have to take care of on a daily basis," Scheppers said of his knee. He said he expected his knee to get better with rest during the offseason, but he can pitch through any lingering discomfort.
• Reliever Ross Ohlendorf, who was unavailable in Friday's series opener with soreness in the back of his right shoulder, warmed up during Saturday's game and was available Sunday.
• Catcher Robinson Chirinos (left shoulder strain) is slated to catch nine innings for Round Rock on Sunday, the first time he will have done so in his rehab.