Joey Butler had his first at-bat in the big leagues on Wednesday. Tonight he is making his first start, playing leftfield and batting eighth.
It should be a memorable night for Butler, who said his family will be in attendance. However, it could also mark the end of Butler's stay with the Rangers, who will have Alex Rios join the team on Saturday.
Texas vs. LHP Erik Bedard -- 1. Leonys Martin, rf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 4. Adrian Beltre, dh; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 6. Jeff Baker, 1b; 7. Craig Gentry, cf; 8. Joey Butler, lf; 9. Jurickson Profar, 3b.
Houston vs. RHP Matt Garza -- 1. Robbie Grossman, lf; 2. L.J. Hoes, rf; 3. Jose Altuve, 2b; 4. Jason Castro, c; 5. Chris Carter, dh; 6. Brett Wallace, 1b; 7. Matt Dominguez, 3b; 8. Brandon Barnes, cf; 9. Jake Elmore, ss.