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POSTED: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 8:28pm

UPDATED: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 9:30pm

Shortstop Elvis Andrus was out of the lineup on Saturday while dealing with a sore right knee that he twisted in Friday's game. He is day to day.

That allowed Omar Quintanilla to get his first start at shortstop since being called up from Triple-A Round Rock on July 8, when Andres Blanco went on the disabled list. Quintanilla, who was hitless in four at-bats in the 6-2 win in Toronto, faces an uncertain future with the Rangers.

Blanco is 2-for-7 in two games on a medical rehab assignment at Round Rock, He'll play again on Saturday and Sunday and will meet the Rangers in Detroit to be activated off the disabled list.

At that point, the Rangers would have to put Quintanilla through outright waivers to get him back to Triple-A, since he is out of options. That would allow another team in need of an infielder to claim him.

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