SEATTLE -- The Rangers are using their off-day on Monday to alter their rotation so that C.J. Wilson can pitch against the Angels in the three-game series that starts on Tuesday in Anaheim. Wilson, who started Saturday against the Mariners, will move ahead of Colby Lewis in the rotation and pitch on Thursday against the Angels. Lewis, who beat the Mariners on Friday, will be pushed back to next Friday against the Blue Jays at the Ballpark in Arlington. "I'm just trying to get C.J. against them and be on regular rest," said manager Ron Washington.
The Angels went into Saturday's doubleheader against the A's with a record of 35-27 when their opponents have a right-hander on the mound, but they are just 15-16 against left-handed starters. They will see two southpaws against the Rangers, with Derek Holland scheduled to pitch on Wednesday.