Mike Adams and Joe Nathan are unavailable for the Texas Rangers tonight. Adams is still recovering from a tight right trap he came down with in Tuesday's game, but is expected to be available Saturday.
Nathan, meanwhile, blew his first save since April on Thursday, working on three consecutive days. Nathan is also expected to be back Saturday.
The Rangers would also like to stay away from Koji Uehara, who has pitched the past three games. Uehara, though, could be an option.
If the Rangers find themselves in a save situation tonight, manager Ron Washington said Alexi Ogando would get the nod.
Here are a few other notes:
* Josh Hamilton feels fresh after getting an injection of a lubricant in his left knee. He had a similar injection in spring training, and said he's felt soreness in his left knee for about the past month. The injection should be all Hamilton needs as the stretch drive intensifies the next two weeks.
* There is no update on Roy Oswalt, who suffered a setback Thursday when he experienced more discomfort in his right forearm. It's the first arm injury Oswalt has had in his career, and he has been used in an unfamiliar role as the spot starter/ long man. Manager Ron Washington said the team is taking a wait-and-see approach with Oswalt, and have not discussed shutting him down for the rest of the season yet.
* Adrian Beltre is serving as the designated hitter tonight for the second consecutive day. Beltre left Wednesday's game with a left shoulder strain, and should be back at third base on Saturday.
* Mike Napoli is expected to be in the Rangers lineup Saturday, as well. Geovany Soto has caught four straight games. Napoli will serve as the designated hitter for Double A Frisco tonight. Jurickson Profar will also be in the lineup Saturday, although Ron Washington doesn't know if he'll use him at second base or shortstop.
-- Drew Davison