Kris Benson was supposed to pitch against the Indians on Monday but has been scratched with tightness in his lower back. The Rangers aren’t sure when he’ll pitch again but they don’t expect it to be too long.
Josh Hamilton is not playing Monday. He has a strained achilles tendon but he should be back by Wednesday. He wanted to DH but manager Ron Washington said no. Eddie Guardado was also scratched from Monday’s game because of tightness in his lower back. He is day-to-day.