Rookie Drew Robinson may get a chance to prove himself on a more consistent basis in the season’s second half.
“I think Drew has earned an opportunity to face some right-handers based on the at-bats,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “I think the flexibility of Drew, where we can play him at different positions, we can maneuver him around that lineup against some right-handers.”
More time for Robinson could mean less time for Mike Napoli, at least against right-handed pitchers.
“I just think we’re looking at putting on any given night a lineup with different matchups, to find a way to extend [innings],” Banister said. “Mike Napoli in that lineup is always a threat.”