3. Various Lineup Adjustments
At the beginning of the season, the Texas Rangers began the year with an outfield that consisted of Adolis Garcia, Robbie Grossman, and Josh Smith. Fast forward to now, and the outfield looks different with Garcia, Leody Taveras, and Travis Jankowski. Smith became more of a backup infielder. Grossman on the other hand, is a utility outfielder that steps up when called upon.
If there is anything to take from this, it is that the lineups are always changing. Another example of this is the addition of Hedges. Before his arrival, the team already had two other catchers in Mitch Garver and Sam Huff.
So what's the plan?? Why have three catchers?
If the tweet above holds true, then this will give the team a lineup that consist of three different catchers. When Heim comes back, the team already explained how they would not be rushing him onto the field.
Like the catcher and outfield positions, the infield has also experienced some shuffling. This is all due in part to infielder Ezequiel Duran. The 24-year-old did a great job subbing in for Corey Seager's absence. On Wednesday, he got to play a little bit of first base, as he subbed in for Nathaniel Lowe.
Even with the new additions, Texas still has the ability to shuffle up its lineup. How about a six man starting rotation? Three catchers behind the plate? DH position with Brad Miller and Garver?
Either way, Texas looks to get back on track with their new squad. A two-game winning streak since the deadline isn't a bad start.