Right-hander Brandon McCarthy said he is expecting to make his 2008 Rangers debut Saturday against Cleveland. No official word has come from the club, and any move won't come until McCarthy has to be reinstated from the disabled list.
It's a different McCarthy than the one the media saw during spring training, and he agrees. He has more confidence in what he's doing and where his pitches are going and what they are doing. He seems refreshed and sure of himself.
-- Jeff Wilson