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7 Delino DeShields LF
Height/Weight: 5-9/208 | Birthdate: 8/16/1992 | Birthplace: Gaston, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 4/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rangers' Delino DeShields hoping to stay on team for season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. has a great opportunity in front of him. 

As a Rule 5 draft pick, DeShields has a chance to stay on the Texas 25-man roster all season long. The Rangers can't move him to the minors without giving him up.

DeShields also has a chance to play against his former team, the Astros, this weekend, which didn't protect him when the Rangers plucked him from Houston's farm system. 

"My situation gives me the opportunity to stay in the big leagues the whole year, but I don’t take that for granted," DeShields said, via the Houston Chronicle. "I kind of still go about my business like I have day one. And just to stay on top of my game. ‘Cause I know my role (Manager Jeff Banister) and I, we talked about it. He told me what he expects from me, and I told him I like challenges, and it’s going to be challenging going from playing every day to maybe playing once a week or however. It’s going to be a lot different, actually. But I like challenges, it’s a pretty neat and unique one."

DeShields is more than likely to be used in pinch-running and defensive substitution situations this season. For the Rangers to hold his rights, he'll have to be on the 25-man roster all season long. If not, he can be returned to the Astros. 

"I wasn’t the right fit for (Houston) at the time," DeShields said. "I got picked up by the Texas Rangers — God bless. It’s just one of them things.”


Rangers notify Delino DeShields he's made Opening Day roster


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Delino DeShields was informed by the Rangers he has earned a spot on the Opening Day roster, according to FOX Sports Southwest.

DeShields, a Rule 5 draft choice, is hitting .268/.302/.488 with one home run and four RBI this spring.


Delino DeShields Jr. beats out Carlos Peguero for final roster spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Rangers outfielder Carlos Peguero will start the season in Triple-A, which means Delino DeShields Jr. has earned the final spot on the 25-man active roster, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Wednesday.

DeShields, a Rule 5 draft choice, is hitting .235/.278/.382 with one RBI this spring. Peguero is hitting .350/.435/.500 over 40 at-bats in Cactus League.


Rangers final spot down to Delino DeShields, Carlos Peguero


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Rangers manager Jeff Banister told reporters that the final roster spot will come down between Delino DeShields and Carlos Peguero, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Tuesday.

DeShields, a Rule 5 draft choice, is hitting .235/.278/.382 with one RBI this spring. He would be sent back to the Astros if he is not on the Rangers' opening day roster.

Peguero is hitting .350/.435/.500 over 40 at-bats in Cactus League.


Ryan Rua, Delino DeShields big winners in Rangers OF battle


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) The Rangers' roster is taking shape, and the big winners appear to be Ryan Rua and Delino DeShields Jr.

Rua will most likely be the starting left fielder for the Rangers, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Rua wrapped up the job by hitting .306 with eight RBI this spring. 

Jake Smolinski will be the fourth outfielder. He hit .333 with five RBI. DeShields will win the last roster spot. DeShields hit .235. As a Rule V draft pick, he needs to stay on the Major League roster, or the team risks losing him.

The odd man out will be Carlos Peguero , despite hitting .333. 


Report: Delino DeShields closing in on breaking camp with Rangers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields, a Rule 5 draft choice, is nearing a spot on the Opening Day roster, according to the Dallas Morning News. Manager Jeff Banister wouldn't confirm DeShields would break camp with the club, but did reveal that he envisions him as a late-inning speed weapon.

"He has a skill set that can help you win games," Banister said. "If he makes this club and stays with this club, he adds value in winning situations.

"Given the construction of the core guys on our roster, he's unique" Banister said. "I'd hate for us to have a double late in the game and not be able to score from first on the play. I think he has the potential to be a contributor, but there is a ways to go to finalize the roster."

DeShields would be sent back to the Astros if he is not on the Rangers' opening day roster.


Rangers OF Delino DeShields is day to day


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields is day to day with a hamstring injury, according to MLB.com.

DeShields could be sent back to the Astros if he is not on the Rangers' opening day roster. He is working to become the fourth outfielder for the Rangers.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister likes his speed and hopes he comes into his own.

"It's fun to see his speed come into play," manager Jeff Banister said. "Those are things the scouts talk about, the speed element, and [the bat] has shown up a few times this spring. Obviously we know what he can do on the bases, but we need to see what other skills he can show. His at-bats have been good. We have seen some nice things show up."

DeShields, 22, is not expected to be out for long, but each day he misses lessens his chances of making the team.


Delino DeShields Jr. leaves Rangers game with leg problem


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Infielder Delino DeShields Jr. appeared to injure his leg during Friday's Rangers game. 

DeShields pulled up while running out a double in the fifth. He left the game for a pinch runner. 

DeShields was a Rule V pick during the offseason. That means he has to stay on the Rangers Major League roster all season or be offered back to the Astros. He's hitting .176 so far this spring. 


Rangers nab former first-round DeShields in Rule 5 draft


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Rangers selected outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. from the Astros in Thursday's Rule 5 draft. 

The 22-year-old DeShields, who was selected eighth overall in the 2010 MLB draft, hit .236 with 11 home runs, 14 doubles, 57 RBI, 75 runs and 54 stolen bases in 114 games at Double-A in 2014. He had 101 stolen bases during the 2012 season.


Delino DeShields begins extended spring training


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Extended spring training has begun in Florida for Astros prospect Delino DeShields , who sustained a sinus fracture with Double-A Corpus Christi when he was hit in the face by a pitch on April 18.

The team is hopeful DeShields can return when it comes back from a road trip.


Delino DeShields could be back in 10 days


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Astros outfielder Delino DeShields has made a quick recovery from a sinus fracture, and could be back in the Double-A Corpus Christi lineup within two weeks.

"DeShields is progressing, and he might be in lineup in the next 10 days," general manager Jeff Luhnow told MLB.com Friday. "I think that's a possibility. We need to be cautious any time someone gets hit in the head, so we're going through concussion protocol with him."


Delino DeShields to begin limited baseball activities


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Astros infield prospect Delino DeShields was slated to begin limited baseball activities Tuesday after seeing a specialist Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

DeShields was hit in the face with a pitch last week, suffering a fractured cheekbone. "With a non displaced fracture, sometimes those things can heal up pretty quickly," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "We’ll wait and see. He’s going to start some activities as tolerated."

DeShields may be able to expedite his return with the help of a protective mask, though the team isn't committed to going that route with the prospect.


Delino DeShields out with fractured cheekbone


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Astros infield prospect Delino DeShields will be out for some time with a fractured cheekbone, according to MLB.com.

DeShields was hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball Friday night. The fracture is non-displaced. He was one of the team's late cuts during camp.


Astros cut a handful of top prospects from camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) The Astros made a handful of roster moves Thursday, mostly taking their top prospects off the spring roster. George Springer, Mike Foltynewicz, Jon Singleton, Delino DeShields, Carlos Correa and Mark Appel were all sent down to the minors Thursday.

Carlos Correa, Mark Appel headline Astros' spring invitees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) The Astros invited 20 non-roster minor-leaguers to spring training Tuesday, including infielder Carlos Correa and pitcher Mark Appel, the team announced.

The team's other invitees include pitchers Jake Buchanan, Rhiner Cruz, Jorge De Leon, Bobby Doran, Mike Foltynewicz, Jason Stoffel and Nick Tropeano; catchers Rene Garcia, Tyler Heineman and Carlos Perez; infielders Japhet Amador, Jonathan Meyer and Ronald Torreyes; and outfielders Delino DeShields, Leo Heras, J.D. Martinez, George Springer and Preston Tucker.

Correa, 19, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft. He hit .320/.405/.467 with nine home runs, 86 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 450 at-bats with Class A Quad Cities last season.

Appel, 22, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft. He went 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB ratio in 38 innings over 10 starts between low Class A Tri-City and Class A Quad Cities.


Delino DeShields starting to swipe bases for Lancaster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) Astros second base prospect Delino DeShields is finally being aggressive on the base paths for Class A Lancaster. DeShields already has a season-high 11 stolen bases in 12 July games.

DeShields, who swiped 101 stolen bases in 2012, has 31 steals through 73 games. He's batting .288 with two home runs, seven triples, 12 doubles, 33 RBI and 58 RBI. DeShields is considered the 99th-best prospect by Baseball America.


Delino DeShields not the same threat on base paths


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2013) Astros second base prospect Delino DeShields hasn't had a banner start to the season at Class A Lancaster, especially on the base paths. After netting 101 stolen bases and getting caught just 19 times last season, DeShields has been caught stealing six times and has just five stolen bases through 21 games this year.

He's also batting .241 with a .344 on-base percentage, four triples, four doubles, four RBI and 16 runs. DeShields entered the season as the Astros' fifth-best prospect, according to MLB.com.


Delino Deshields, Jr. to start season at Class A Advanced


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2013) Astros second base prospect Delino Deshields, Jr. will begin the year at the Class-A Advanced level, according to the Houston Chronicle. Deshields has scored nine runs this spring while hitting .333/.385/.417 in 13 plate appearances. He walked in his only plate appearance Wednesday, later scoring a run.

DeShields earns high praise


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2013) The Astros endured their first cuts of the spring Sunday and a few of their top prospects were among the names reassigned to minor-league camp. Players reassigned Sunday were Delino DeShields Jr., Jake Goebbert, Marc Krauss, George Springer, Chris Wallace, Rudy Owens and Sam Demel. Astros manager Bo Porter came away impressed with DeShields. “Delino did a great job," Porter said, per MLB.com. "Every situation we put him in, we gave him an opportunity to use his skill sets and he used him to the best of his ability and helped us win some ballgames. Like we told him, go down there and continue to work on the things you do well and allow your speed to impact the game. He did a tremendous job when he was here and we expect him to have a tremendous year.”