• Joe Saunders, who is on the disabled list with a bruised left ankle, came through Monday's bullpen session without issues. He is eligible to come off the disabled list on Sunday, but the Rangers still want to test his mobility with some fielding drills. That could come after another bullpen session on Wednesday. He last pitched on April 4 against the Rays and had to leave the game after getting hit by a line drive.
• With reliever Hector Noesi making his debut on Monday, the Rangers have used 30 players so far this season, the most in the American League.
• Rangers catchers went into Tuesday's games hitting .114. That's tied for the second lowest at any position for an AL team. The Twins' shortstops are hitting .105, and the Astros' designated hitters are batting .114.