Outfielder Josh Hamilton will be in the lineup as the designated hitter on Saturday for Texas Rangers when they take on the Minnesota Twins. Hamilton had back spasms and left the game Friday night, but they do not seem to be too serious. With Hamilton as the designated hitter, the Rangers are switching up their lineup and putting Michael Young at first base and Mike Napoli back at catcher.
The starters for Saturday's game are Derek Holland for the Rangers and Samuel Deduno for the Royals. Holland is making his first start for the Rangers since June 5, and he has been on the disabled list since June 7 with left shoulder fatigue. His two rehab starts were loses at Triple-A Round Rock.
As for Deduno he is making his first ever Major League start, and was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday. He had nine starts in the minors this year with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 2.14.
Rangers starting lineups:
Twins starting lineups