Game #23: Rangers at Blue Jays pregame

Texas (9-13) at Toronto (11-11)
at 1:05 p.m. ET at the Rogers Centre

Today’s lineups:

Jeryy Hairston, CF
Michael Young, SS
Mark Teixeira, DH
Sammy Sosa, RF
Hank Blalock, 3B
Ian Kinsler, 2B
Nelson Cruz, LF
Brad Wilkerson, 1B
Gerald Laird, C

PITCHING: RHP Kevin Millwood

Alex Rios, RF
Adam Lind, LF
Vernon Wells, CF
Frank Thomas, DH
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Troy Glaus, 3B
Aaron Hill, 2B
Royce Clayton, SS
Sal Fasano, C

PITCHING: LHP Gustavo Chacin

NOTES: Toronto named RHP Victor Zambrano its new No. 5 starter and moved RHP Josh Towers into the bullpen as a long reliever. Zambrano is slated to start on Wednesday in Cleveland. … The Jays also activated Glaus from the 15-day DL and optioned INF Ryan Roberts back to Triple-A Syracuse.



    Fasano’s been raking the ball in AAA (5HR already), so hopefully he adds some production to what has been a weak slot in the lineup this year. Also, good to have Glaus back.


    Towers showed great composure last night after he gave up back-to-back homers.

    Hopefully, the move to the bullpen will allow Towers more time to work on painting the corners of the plate — for him to be effective.

    Towers is a control pitcher and he will be back, it’s only a matter of time.

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