Millwood scratched, Nippert likely to go Monday
Kevin Millwood has been scratched from his start against the Athletics on Monday. This is the third consecutive start he’s been scratched from since straining his left gluteus muscle last Sunday against the Royals.
Dustin Nippert is the leading candidate to start in Millwood’s place. He has earned a win in three consecutive appearances and threw 4 2/3 innings in relief after Millwood left with the strained gluteus muscle. Doug Mathis is also a possibility.
The Rangers are still hoping Millwood will start at some point during the four-game series with Oakland and they don’t expect to put him on the disabled list.