Jurickson Profar will start at second base and bat ninth in his 2013 debut for the Rangers, who are taking on their nearest rival in the American League West. The Rangers lead the A's by 6 1/2 games. Profar batted .410 (17 for 41) in his final 10 games for Triple A Round Rock, and hit two homers in his last game Saturday.
A's lineup vs. RHP Josh Lindblom: Coco Crisp, cf; Jed Lowrie, ss; Yoenis Cespedes, lf; Brandon Moss, 1b; Josh Donaldson, 3b; Seth Smith, dh; Chris Young, rf; Derek Norris, c; Eric Sogard, 2b.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Bartolo Colon: Elvis Andrus, ss; David Murphy, lf; Lance Berkman, dh; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Geovany Soto, c; Leonys Martin, cf; Jurickson Profar, 2b.
-- Jeff Wilson