"I'm first waiting to see the full roster, but I've got some options there," Sandberg said. "Ryan Howard would be in the mix for that, with Mayberry in the lineup. Tony Gwynn could play into that somewhere with Domonic Brown. There's some options there. Depending on the pitching, once I know their rotation, there's some options there."
Right-hander Tanner Scheppers will start for the Rangers on Opening Day, with left-handers scheduled to start on Tuesday and Wednesday. If Sandberg wants to stack the lineup with left-handed hitters against Scheppers, he could start Gwynn in left field and Brown at DH. It's conceivable Howard could be the DH on Tuesday and Wednesday, which would allow the right-handed-hitting Mayberry to be in the lineup at first base.
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