Exiled left-hander Robbie Ross Jr. is starting to find himself again at Triple-A Round Rock. His resurgence comes at a time when the Rangers are getting trade interest in left-hander Neal Cotts before Thursday's 3 p.m. CT Trade Deadline.
Rookie reliever Roman Mendez pitched another scoreless inning for the Rangers on Sunday night. That gave him a streak of eight consecutive scoreless outings to start his Major League career, matching Alexi Ogando for the longest in Rangers history.
Brandon McCarthy will be asked to help draw the Yankees even in their three-game set in Texas on Tuesday, and he'll be helped by the full-time return of slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira. Nick Martinez gets the start for the Rangers.