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Rangers undecided about Wednesday's starter

Rangers undecided about Wednesday's starter

Rangers undecided about Wednesday's starter

BALTIMORE -- The Rangers continue to investigate the possibility of acquiring starting pitching and remain undecided about who will start on Wednesday against the Orioles.

It is between right-handers Josh Lindblom and Ross Wolf, but both were still a part of the Rangers nine-man bullpen on Monday night. Manager Ron Washington said the Rangers will likely make a decision after Monday's game.

"It's between those two, but we have to see if we need them tonight," Washington said before Monday's game.

Lindblom is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in four starts for the Rangers and hasn't allowed a run in three relief appearances. But he was also 7-0 with a 1.99 ERA in 10 starts and one relief appearance for Triple-A Round Rock after being switched from the bullpen to the rotation at the beginning of the season.

"My preference is I'd like to start but you can't complain about being in the big leagues in any capacity," Lindblom said. "Whether it's in the rotation or in the bullpen, doesn't matter."

Wolf pitched a third of an inning on Monday night, but after the Rangers' 8-5 victory, Washington still held off making a formal announcement on a starter for Wednesday. Washington said he wanted to discuss it with pitching coach Mike Maddux before making a call.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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