The ex-Red Sox third baseman is expected to be ready for Opening Day with the Rangers
Felix Doubront had to be shut down with tightness in his arm, which serves as a stark reminder how thin the team with its starting pitching.
Also, Adrian Gonzalez takes more swings off the tee and Jacoby Ellsbury takes a sick day.
Darnell McDonald is putting his 2010 "dream season" behind him and ready for 2011 after an offseason full of grueling workouts.
Left-handers Rich Hill and Andrew Miller, vying for a bullpen spot, both have throwing sessions Wednesday.