ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said he wasn't ready to announce the opening day lineup for the game against the Boston Red Sox.
Travel schedules and a luncheon delayed Washington from talking to a few people about their roles.
"I haven't quite got to everyone that I need to talk to yet because of our travel," Washington said Thursday before a workout at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. "No, I'm not ready to announce that."
One of the issues is who plays first base.
There is a thought Moreland won't go because of his struggles against left-handed pitching. He hit .200 last season vs. LHP but in spring training he hit .409.
"Moreland can hit lefties," Washington said. "If you don’t see Moreland in there against a left hander, that’s Ron Washington's call."
Boston starts left-hander Jon Lester on Friday.