Lineup: Geovany Soto finally gets a rest

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Washington meant to sit hot-hitting catcher Geovany Soto Thursday, but he put him in the lineup anyway. Today, the recent acquisition from the Chicago Cubs will take a seat. Luis Martinez will be behind the plate for the Texas Rangers in the second of four games against the Minnesota Twins. Josh Hamilton will assume the DH spot with Craig Gentry getting the start in center field and batting ninth.

Here are tonight's lineups:


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

DH Josh Hamilton

3B Adrian Beltre

RF Nelson Cruz

LF David Murphy

1B Mitch Moreland

C Luis Martinez

CF Craig Gentry


CF Ben Revere

RF Darin Mastroianni

C Joe Mauer

1B Justin Morneau

LF Ryan Doumit

DH Trevor Plouffe

3B Jamey Carroll

2B Alexi Casilla

SS Pedro Florimon