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Worth noting

• The Rangers are scheduled to face three left-handed starters in four games against the Astros. Manager Ron Washington is planning to get both right-handed hitting outfielders Joey Butler and Craig Gentry into the lineup against the lefties: Erik Bedard on Friday, Dallas Keuchel on Sunday and Brett Oberholtzer on Monday.

• The Rangers are off on Thursday. It's their first day off since the All-Star break.

• The Rangers had six stolen bases against the Angels on Tuesday. It was the most stolen bases against the Angels in a game since 1992. It's the 10th time in club history the Rangers have had six-plus steals in a game.

• The Rangers have promoted pitcher Luis Parra from Class A Hickory to Myrtle Beach. Pitcher Santo Perez was promoted to Class A Hickory and John Niggli was promoted to Class A Spokane. Both were with the Arizona Rookie League Rangers. Pitcher Ryan Bores was placed on the disabled list at Class A Hickory and Double A pitcher Joe Van Meter was released.

• Joey Gallo is 7-for-19 with two home runs and ten RBI on rehab assignment with the Arizona Rangers. He is coming back from a strained groin muscle that forced him to miss the All-Star Futures Game.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger.
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