Texas Rangers injury update: Return dates


The Texas Rangers have used the disabled list a league leading 20 times this season.   The second places teams have use it 14 times which include Cincinnati, Colorado and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  It is the most the Texas Rangers have used the disabled list since 2010 (25) and is close to the club record of 29 (2004).  The total number of games missed due has now reached 799.  That’s pretty staggering number of missed games!

Here’s a look at disabled list – Player, length (some are out for the season*) , and day placed on the disabled list (Retro).

With the half way point of the season almost here the Texas Rangers are finally about to get back some players off the of the disabled list.   In early July the Texas Rangers could see the return of Jim Adduci and Engel Beltre.   They both should be done with their rehab assignments and would be eligible to return.  But, since they are both outfielders it is doubtful both would return.  If the Rangers decided to place Shin-Soo Choo on the disabled list it would seem likely that Jim Adduci would get the nod.

Derek Holland has wrapped up his rehab assignment in Arizona and is heading back to Texas.  He’ll probably be joining either the Frisco Rough Riders (AA) or the Round Rock Express (AAA).  Derek is doing his all to return as soon as possible, but it still seems likely it will be after the All-star break.  If Holland is able to return he’ll likely be the number 2 man in the starting rotation for the Texas Rangers.

Geovany Soto, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Joe Ortiz are also set to return after the All-star break.  Soto has already been working on a catching program and is on pace to return.  Joe Ortiz has been throwing for the past 2 months.  He is well on pace to return also.

Kevin Kouzmanoff is still maybe a month from returning.  If and when he does he could play some at first base and some at third when Adrian Beltre is given a day off.

The Texas Rangers need to keep it together around .500 until these guys can return.  If they can keep players off of the disabled list and the returning players can make an impact, then they’ll still be a contender in September.