But that's not the plan.
"Our intention is to keep things the same," manager Ron Washington said. "Everybody will get an extra day."
That means after Darvish pitches Tuesday in Arlington against the Yankees, he's slated to start in Toronto on April 30. Neftali Feliz, Colby Lewis and Derek Holland would start the three-game set against Tampa Bay next weekend.
Other quick hits:
* Michael Young showed aggressiveness on the bases in Thursday's game. He was the lead runner on a double-steal and has been running the bases well all season. "I'm always looking for ways to improve my game," Young said. As a team, the Rangers have eight stolen bases. Four of those came Thursday.
* Washington intends to get Adrian Beltre a day at DH and he'd like to give Josh Hamilton a break off his feet at some point. But Hamilton told the skipper he isn't ready for that yet. Washington said that if he has to force Hamilton to play DH, he will. "I'll pick the time," Washington said.
* Washington said he didn't need to say anything to Craig Gentry about the outfielder's attempt to go third base after an errant throw Thursday. Gentry was thrown out easily. "I don't want him to lose that aggressiveness," Washington said. "It's taken a while to get Gentry going and now he's going. He'll make some of those mistakes, but he's getting there." Later in the game, Gentry tagged up and got to second on an aggressive move, something that pleased the manager.
* The forecast says wet weather is on the way, but both teams are hoping they can get the game in before it arrives.