The right-hander's strong performance Sunday kept him in Arlington, while Willie Eyre was sent down. Manager Ron Washington said Hunter is a candidate to start Sunday's game against Tampa Bay and possibly another game before the All-Star break. How Scott Feldman pitches against Los Angeles Wednesday will set the rest of the lineup. A strong start by Feldman would mean the Rangers would use him again in Los Angeles next week, freeing up a start for Hunter Sunday. If he doesn't pitch Sunday, Hunter will likely draw the July 7 start.
- Anthony Andro