Texas Rangers place Delino DeShields on DL; Drew Robinson recalled from Triple-A
By Travis Koch
Delino DeShields has been placed on the 7-day DL. The Texas Rangers have recalled Drew Robinson to take DeShields’ roster spot.
The Texas Rangers have placed center fielder Delino DeShields on the 7-day DL due to post-concussion symptoms. His symptoms date back to the July 11th game against the Boston Red Sox, per club insight. In place of DeShields, Drew Robinson has been recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
Robinson struggled mightily in 26 games with the Rangers at the beginning of the year. He hit .175 with one home run and 45 strikeouts in 80 at-bats. Though, he’s performed well in the minors since being sent down, currently hitting .308 with eight home runs and a .374 OBP at Round Rock.
Robinson will serve as Texas’ fourth outfielder for the time being; Carlos Tocci will take most of the reps in center. Remember, outfielders Nomar Mazara and Ryan Rua are also on the disabled list. Whoever returns first, whether Mazara, Rua or DeShields, will likely push Robinson back to the minors. That is unless someone else gets hurt (fingers crossed).
The Texas Rangers should not lose much steam with DeShields out. He was contributing very little offensively; plus, the team had planned to spend some time without him anyway after demoting him to Triple-A back on July 25th. It just so happened Rua got hurt just a few days later, requiring the Rangers to recall DeShields.
The good news is the Rangers offense is hitting out of their minds lately. The bunch has averaged eight runs per game over their last seven. They scored 17 runs on Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles and followed that performance by scoring 11 the next night. No injury, or injuries, will get in the way of the offensive flow at the moment.