The Brandon Snyder era is officially underway, as he gets his first start, coming at first. It is somewhat interesting that the Rangers would rather start Snyder and keep Napoli -- once mocked by his own manager regarding his defense -- behind the plate, rather than moving Napoli to first and starting Yorvit Torrealba. It's also a little questionable that the Rangers are going with a platoon disadvantage with Snyder vs. Blackburn, instead of the lefty Mitch Moreland.
The Rangers' use of DH as a place to rotate players to keep them healthy was a smart move last season, and it looks as though they are keeping it up this year, giving Beltre a day of rest without ditching his bat. Unfortunately that means Young in the field, but it's probably a worthy trade off to keep players fresh.
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