The Rangers have settled on a rotation for the second half, which opens with an eight-game, three-city road trip to the West Coast. Derek Holland, Yu Darvish and Matt Harrison will be the starters at Seattle, and Roy Oswalt and Colby Lewis will follow at Oakland. Holland, Darvish and Harrison will face Anaheim.
Manager Ron Washington said that Darvish and Harrison weren't first and second in the rotation so that they can get an extra day's rest from the All-Star festivities. Lewis, who started on Opening Day, is being pushed back to the fifth spot to give him as much rest as possible before he comes off the disabled list. If suffers a setback, Martin Perez would take that spot.
Alexi Ogando (strained right groin) could return to the Rangers for the Oakland series. He is scheduled for rehab appearances with Round Rock on Thursday and Saturday. Neftali Feliz (elbow) could also start a rehab stint Saturday, but his timetable won't be as quick as Ogando's as the Rangers bring him back as a starter. Koji Uehara is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday and throw live batting practice with Feliz on Thursday.
-- Jeff Wilson