ARLINGTON -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tommy Hunter's role when he completes his rehabilitation stint is unknown at this point. "He's got to get up here first," Washington said. "I think all that is going to be determined by how he's doing down there. He's still 10 days, two weeks away. I think we need to let Tommy Hunter tell us what we need to do, instead of us trying to determine what he needs to do." Hunter went six innings in his last rehabilitation start at Triple-A Round Rock, throwing 85 pitches while giving up four earned runs on 10 hits.
Washington said that Hunter is not fully healthy yet, and the team will be watching closely to see if he will be slotted in the bullpen or the starting rotation. "I don't know," Washington said. "You just got to wait and see until Tommy Hunter is ready, see where we are as far as the pitching goes, where the need is, and then we'll make a determination, because we feel he could go either way."