Moreland gets breather; Murphy likely next

Moreland gets breather; Murphy likely next

ARLINGTON -- First baseman Mitch Moreland was out of the lineup on Tuesday even though there was a right-hander, Jesse Litsch, on the mound for the Blue Jays.

Moreland has been in the lineup for every game since a doubleheader in Baltimore and manager Ron Washington just wanted to give him a breather. Chris Davis got the start at first base Tuesday.

"I'm just trying to keep from fatigue from setting in," Washington said. "David Murphy is about to get one, too."

Wednesday might be a day for Murphy since left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes is pitching for the Blue Jays.

"I'll take that under advisement," Washington said.

Washington is still not sure when he'll get catcher Taylor Teagarden in a game. Teagarden has not played since being recalled from Triple-A a week ago, but Washington said he might play him during a four-game series against the Athletics this weekend in Oakland.

"Right now I'm trying to get as many guys in there as I can," Washington said. "Hopefully pretty soon I'll get him into a game. It may be in Oakland I give him a chance. He plays well in Oakland."