Feldman joined the Texas rotation when the team announced earlier this week that Roy Oswalt would be moved to the bullpen. Oswalt's first relief appearance came on Thursday, where he pitched two scoreless innings and earned a win. It was just his second outing as a reliever in eight years. "He was outstanding," manager Ron Washington said. "He kept the ballgame right there and gave us a chance. I knew he would come in and throw strikes. I was concerned about him warming up and getting loose in a hurry and coming in to perform. But he performed very well." Oswalt is reinforcing a bullpen that is coping with several injuries. Mark Lowe remains on the disabled list with a strained intercoastal muscle in his right ribcage. Koji Uehara, who is on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle in his right ribcage, is still limited to throwing long toss. Royals: Moustakas should start Saturday
Third baseman Mike Moustakas did not start on Friday, a day after aggravating his right knee by sliding into second base in the 11th inning of the Royals' 7-6 victory over the Indians. It was the same knee he bruised on a fielding play a week ago in Seattle. Because Texas used southpaw Matt Harrison on Friday, manager Ned Yost thought it was a good time to give the left-handed-hitting Moustakas a day off. "It's a bone bruise in his knee, where the bones kind of banged together in Seattle, and he banged it again," Yost said. "It was a little more sore than it has been." Moustakas is expected to play on Saturday when Feldman, a righty, starts for the Rangers. Worth noting
Kansas City is 2-1 against the Rangers this season after Friday's loss in the series opener. The Royals won both games of a brief set in May. On the road, Texas is 28-22. The Royals are 20-31 at home.