Sano didn't start either of the past two games to rejuvenate, and it appears to have worked. He's sporting a .292/.406/.590 slash line with 12 homers, 39 RBI and 33 runs for the season and is well on his way to a high-end showing. However, with a .461 BABIP and 38.0 strikeout percentage, it'll probably be tough to maintain his current batting average and on-base percentage.
With Adrian Beltre (calf) coming off the disabled list Monday, Robinson was sent back to Round Rock without making an appearance for the big club. Robinson will likely stick around Triple-A, where he owns a .264/.384/.405 triple slash this season, unless the Rangers get hit with some injuries.
The injury that forced the Jays to scratch Coghlan on Monday was initially undisclosed. Consider him day-to-day going forward.
Bregman sports a respectable .254 batting average, but Monday's homer was just his 15th extra-base hit of the season and improved his slugging percentage to a disappointing .393. Additionally, this was just his fourth multi-hit game in May. It's probably wise to remain patient with the youngster, though. Bergman owns oodles of upside and is a mainstay in a dangerous lineup.
Ezequiel Carrera will replace him in left field, batting ninth. Coghlan's status will be updated once the Blue Jays provide a reason for his absence from the lineup.
As expected, Beltre is back with the Rangers lineup ahead of Monday's series opener with the Rays. Beltre, who slashed .300/.358/.521 with 32 homers last season, will face Erasmo Ramirez in his 2017 debut.
After appearing in three extended spring training games over the past week with no setbacks, Beltre appears to be ready to rejoin the big club. While nothing is official, Banister said "all indications are" that Beltre will play in Monday's series opener against the Rays. If he is activated, expect Beltre to settle back in as the Rangers' everyday third baseman.
It's the second straight starting nod in left field for Coghlan, who recorded a base hit across three at-bats Sunday against the Rangers. Coghlan is only hitting .224/.312/.299 on the season, but with Ezequiel Carrera struggling at the plate lately, manager John Gibbons could experiment with Coghlan in an everyday role in order to see if he can provide more of a spark at the bottom of the lineup.
After two consecutive "mental" days off for Sano, he'll return to action against Brad Peacock and the Astros. He'll resume his regular role at third base, batting cleanup in the order.
Headley has missed back-to-back games for what appears to be performance-related reasons, but will man the hot corner and bat eighth in the order for the Memorial Day showdown against Baltimore. He remains in search of his first homer in May, as his last four-bagger came all the way back on April 19.