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Who's On, Who's Not?: Aug. 20



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    DETROIT, MI - MAY 22: Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers smiles after swinging for a strike against utility infielder Danny Worth of the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on May 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Martin eventually struck out against Worth. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

    In a weekly staple, we'll discuss who's in a groove and who's in a rut for the Texas Rangers.

    Who's On?

    Leonys Martin — In his last six games, Martin is hitting .400 with a double and has a stolen base. He's still trying to work his way on to Ron Washington's good side when it comes to using him against left-handed pitching, but this hot streak is a start, anyway.

    Adrian Beltre — Basically a staple in this on a weekly basis, Beltre is batting .333 over his last six games with a double and two RBIs. It's a nice thing to see considering he was in a rare cold funk for a brief time recently.

    Bullpen — The Rangers' bullpen is still red hot, even after they couldn't hold a tie game in extra innings on Tuesday night. That run was unearned, meaning a group of eight Rangers relievers is still carrying a 0.00 ERA over the last 17 innings, highlighted by the work of newcomers Phil Klein and Roman Mendez.

    Who's Off?

    Alex Rios — He was scratched with a sore thumb on Tuesday night, and over his last six. games, he's hitting just .095.

    Rougned Odor — After being the hottest hitter on the team just a week ago, the 20-year-old second baseman has cooled off. Over his last six games, he's hitting .182, but does have a homer and two RBIs.