Texas Rangers Injury Update

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It seems our Texas Rangers can’t catch a break when it comes to injuries – minor, mild to severe. Rangers fans hold their breath with each early exit the players make in hope that it isn’t an ‘injury’ per se, but merely slight discomfort that won’t develop into something more. Well, I’m happy to say that in the following injury updates you will not find any Texas-doomsday-Rangers-apocalypse-season-is-already-over news. And, I won’t over hyphenate either.

Tanner Scheppers – The right-handed relief pitcher is scheduled to pitch in minor league camp tomorrow. Scheppers rolled his ankle during conditioning last Sunday.

Anthony Ranaudo – Ranaudo made an early exit from last Thursday’s game due to elbow soreness/tightness, but there is no need to worry. The right-hander states this is usual Spring Training stuff for him. He is slated to pitch in a Double-A game in minor league camp today.

Ross Detwiler – Left-hander Detwiler’s right wrist was hit by a line drive on Friday and left the game early to get X-rays, which came back negative. He will throw a bullpen today and is on schedule to make his start on Thursday.

Ross Ohlendorf – The old-school, windmill-windup hurler felt tightness in his groin yesterday and decided to be proactive by not staying in the game and risk further injury. (Wow, a player who speaks up! I’m ecstatic!) The right-handed pitcher reported improvement today and attempt to resume baseball activities today, but is still listed as day-to-day.

Delino DeShields – On Friday, outfielder DeShields suffered a mild right hamstring strain and you guessed it, left the game early. I’m happy to say that the Texas Rangers Rule 5 Draft acquisition (from the Houston Astros) has shown improvement and is listed as day-to-day.

See, no gloom and doom news. Everyone seems to be on the mend (no jinx, no jinx, no jinx) and ready to get back to competing for a spot on the team when they camp breaks in April. Actually, there is one more update I wanted to share with you:

Martin Perez is making huge improvements in his recovery, yes! I think that tweet alone made my day ten times better. Only a few weeks left until the season starts, I can’t wait!

Next: Spring Training Roundup

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