Martin Perez is due to start this week against Astos, but only if both teams are able to play the three-game series elsewhere, due to floods in Houston. Andrew Cashner is being postponed to later in the week, then the Rangers are planning to bring in Hamels for the final against the Astros. Reliever Jake Diekman is due to pitch for Triple-A Round Rock at the beginning of the week. This will be his fifth outing since he came out of rehab, as he is still recovering from three abdominal surgeries this year. This may suggest they are going to bring him back gradually into play as he is still recovering from these surgeries. It is expected that he is to be activated in September following his recovery. Matt Bush, is another team member to add to the disabled list with a sprained right knee, but this hasn’t stopped him as he has started playing catch back in Texas. He has been cleared of the concussion protocol as a result of the collision with Joey Gallo last week. Keone Kela is also on the list as he has strained his right shoulder, which has caused him to be limited to light catch. He has been out of play since August 3rd.
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