Bibens-Dirkx covered four innings in relief during Friday's 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays, surrendered three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five.
After starter A.J. Griffin exited in the second inning with a strained left intercostal muscle, the Rangers called Bibens-Dirkx out of the bullpen at limited notice. The 32-year-old didn't post impressive numbers in his appearance, but considering the circumstances, manager Jeff Banister likely had to be happy that Bibens-Dirkx was just able to eat a large chunk of innings and limit the strain on the rest of the bullpen. The Rangers subsequently placed Griffin on the 10-day disabled list after the contest and recalled Dillon Gee from Triple-A Round Rock, but Banister indicated that Gee would work out of the bullpen. As a result, it wouldn't be surprising to see Bibens-Dirkx make a spot start when Griffin's next turn comes up Wednesday against the Rays. With Tyson Ross (shoulder) expected to return from the disabled list shortly after Wednesday, Bibens-Dirkx likely wouldn't make more than one start.