As expected, Alex Rios is making his debut with the Texas Rangers tonight. He's playing right field and batting sixth.
Manager Ron Washington met with Rios this afternoon, and told the 32-year-old that the team isn't looking for him "to carry the team." They simply want Rios to fit in and help with the stretch run.
Texas vs. RHP Brad Peacock -- 1. Leonys Martin, cf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 6. Alex Rios, rf; 7. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 8. Jurickson Profar, dh; 9. David Murphy, lf.
Houston vs. LHP Derek Holland -- 1. Robbie Grossman, lf; 2. L.J. Hoes, rf; 3. Jose Altuve, 2b; 4. Jason Castro, c; 5. Chris Carter, dh; 6. Matt Dominguez, 3b; 7. Brett Wallace, 1b; 8. Brandon Barnes, cf; 9. Jake Elmore, ss.