Lee moves up; Feliz out for Tuesday

Lee moves up; Feliz out for Tuesday

ARLINGTON -- The latest on the Rangers' pitching:

• With two days off this week, the Rangers are moving Cliff Lee ahead of Tommy Hunter in the rotation. The Rangers want to give Hunter some extra rest. Lee, who pitched on Sunday against the Yankees, will start this Saturday against the Mariners. Hunter, who faced the Yankees on Saturday, will go on Sunday against Seattle.

• Right now, the Rangers are going with Derek Holland and Colby Lewis against the Tigers. C.J. Wilson will pitch the first game in Seattle on Friday, followed by Lee and Hunter. With the two days off, everybody is getting extra rest this week. After Thursday, the Rangers have no more days off, so that's how the rotation sets up for the rest of the season.

• Neftali Feliz was not at the ballpark on Tuesday. His wife, Karina, gave birth to a daughter, Nerali Lucia, early Tuesday morning. All are doing well, and Feliz is expected back Wednesday.

• Feliz has 36 saves on the season. He needs one more to match the Major League record for a rookie, set by the Mariners' Kazuhiro Sasaki in 2000.

• Reliever Frank Francisco, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 28 with a strained muscle in his right rib cage, had an MRI on Tuesday. The results are unknown, but it's still unlikely that he'll resume throwing anytime soon.

• Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello has been scratched from Wednesday's start with a strained finger and will be replaced by former Rangers pitcher Armando Galarraga.