A bandage covering the stitches in his chin, Ian Kinsler was back in action on Wednesday following a collision at home plate on Tuesday.
Ron Washington has used 12 lineups in the last 13 games, dating back to June 7 at Toronto. Nelson Cruz was bumped up to third in the order on Wednesday, switching spots with Lance Berkman in the fifth spot.
Mitch Moreland will be returning to the Rangers following three rehab games with Double-A Frisco. He can't be activated off the disabled list until Friday, but he'll work out with the club before its day game against the Athletics on Thursday.
Yu Darvish fanned 10 in six innings but also allowed five runs, including two homers, as the Rangers fell to the A's, 6-2, on Tuesday at the Ballpark.
Jeff Baker is still unable to throw a baseball or grip a bat, so the Rangers placed him on the disabled list on Tuesday with a sprained right thumb.
Lance Berkman was back in the lineup on Tuesday after getting two days off. But he was batting fifth in the order after batting exclusively in the third spot.
Left-hander Martin Perez threw six scoreless innings for Triple-A Round Rock in a 12-2 victory over Oklahoma City on Monday night and is 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last four starts.
Pitcher Alexi Ogando, on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder, is still not 100 percent.
Nelson Cruz drove in four runs with two home runs and a double to carry the Rangers to an 8-7 victory over the Athletics at the Ballpark in Arlington on Monday night.
Designated hitter Lance Berkman was out of the lineup for the second straight game on Monday as the Rangers try to get him back as physically strong as possible.
On Monday, Jurickson Profar became the youngest player to ever be used as the designated hitter in the leadoff spot since the position was created by the American League in 1973. He was also the youngest designated hitter in Rangers history.
Joakim Soria, who has not pitched in the Major Leagues since 2011, is getting ready to go on a medical rehabilitation assignment. Soria threw approximately 30 pitches of live batting practice on Monday without any issues.
Alexi Ogando remains limited to throwing on flat ground while waiting for the discomfort in his right shoulder to subside. Ogando last pitched on June 5 in Boston and is eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday.
The Rangers' slump continued on Father's Day in a 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays, who completed the four-game sweep. It was the first time the Rangers had been swept this season.
Mitch Moreland was cleared to begin his rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco on Monday. The assignment is expected to last three games.
Jurickson Profar made his first career start at third base Sunday against the Blue Jays. Profar worked with first-base coach Dave Anderson before the game to get comfortable with the signals used Sunday.
Justin Grimm will try a new approach to help slow the game down in his next start Wednesday against the Athletics. He learned the concept from Kyle McClellan, who learned it during his time with the Cardinals.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus and designated hitter Lance Berkman rank second among American Leaguers at their positions, and three other Rangers are at No. 3 in the latest balloting.
Second baseman Ian Kinsler told the Rangers that he was ready, so the team activated him off the disabled list on Saturday. The Rangers also kept infielder Jurickson Profar on the Major League roster and optioned Leury Garcia to Triple-A Round Rock.
Elvis Andrus admitted the Rangers offensive struggles played a part in him getting ejected in the sixth inning of Friday's 8-0 loss to the Blue Jays. The club had a .167 average with runners in scoring position in June, including a 2-for-14 stretch in their last four games.
First baseman Mitch Moreland, sidelined with a strained right hamstring, said he is ready to come off the disabled list and is eligible on Friday. Jeff Baker reported slight improvement on Saturday, but he is still not able to grip a bat.
Josh Lindblom gave up four runs over six innings, and Texas went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position vs. R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays in a 6-1 loss on Saturday.
The Rangers' adjusted lineup managed just five hits in an 8-0 loss to the Blue Jays at Rangers Ballpark on Friday. Justin Grimm took the loss, allowing seven runs on 10 hits in 7 2/3 innings pitched.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was ejected in the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Blue Jays at Rangers Ballpark for arguing a strike three call.
The injury bug has not stopped its rampage through the Rangers' roster. This time it got to Jeff Baker, who was out Friday against the Blue Jays because of a sprained right thumb he sustained during a celebratory high-five.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Joakim Soria's live bullpen session went well Friday. Soria threw about 30 pitches.
Colby Lewis and Alexi Ogando have made progress with their injuries this week, with Lewis throwing for the first time in 12 days during a side session Thursday.
General manager Jon Daniels said he had not heard from Major League Baseball regarding the Biogenesis case involving Nelson Cruz and did not expect to until a decision had been reached on a possible suspension.
Yu Darvish became the biggest victim of an offensive drought after the Rangers hitters went down quietly in a 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday night.
Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin's father, Oscar, was a one-time pitcher who almost made it to the Cuban National Series, but he instead transferred his passion into a life-long devotion to coaching youth baseball.