Rangers Injury Update


The Rangers have definitely been plagued with some injuries early on to some of their best players such as Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. However, the good news is that they are both nearing a return soon. In fact, one of them has already started his rehab assignment in Double-A Frisco. Here is an update on the current injuries within the Texas Rangers Major League organization.

Josh Hamilton, who fractured his right humerus bone sliding into home plate and got tagged out after his third base coach told him to go for it, is taking batting practice and is with the team in Chicago. He took his first batting practice last Friday and is participating in drills. The club physician should be evaluating the outfielder sometime tomorrow back in Arlington to determine what his next step will be. If all is well, he should begin a rehab stint before we know it.

Nelson Cruz, who has a strained right quad, began his rehab assignment last night with the Frisco RoughRiders, the Rangers AA Minor League team, as the DH. He went 1-for-3 and had a walk, double, run scored and an RBI. It was his RBI double that began a 3-run rally within the eighth inning that led to the team’s 3-2 victory over Midland. He will play at DH again tonight with Frisco and then is expected to be out in right field for two games.

RHP Brandon Webb, who is rehabbing his right shoulder after having surgery, is scheduled to start today in Surprise for an extended spring training game. He’ll throw 80 pitches or 5 innings.

RHP Scott Feldman, who is recovering from right knee surgery, is currently expected make his next rehab assignment start on Thursday with Triple-A Round Rock. He’ll pitch six innings or throw 90 pitches.