Rangers News: Corey Seager’s mysterious absence, Max Scherzer rehab start, Jon Gray

Where is Corey Seager?
Texas Rangers infielder Corey Seager
Texas Rangers infielder Corey Seager / Ron Jenkins/GettyImages

The Texas Rangers finally got one over the weekend after dropping the first two games of their three-game set against the San Francisco Giants. The Rangers' bats finally woke up and put seven runs on the board.

Wyatt Langford went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and Marcus Semien put a big fly on the board en route to Texas' 7-2 win over San Fran. Rangers' starter Nathan Eovaldi was also solid over seven innings, allowing just two runs on five hits.

But once again, one of the Rangers' biggest stars was absent from the starting lineup. Where in the world is Corey Seager? The Rangers shortstop was nowhere to be found during the series against the Giants.

Rangers News: Corey Seager’s mysterious absence

The answer, unfortunately, is no one knows. Or at the every least, if they do know, they're not saying anything. Sunday marked the third consecutive game that Seager has missed since suffering a hamstring injury last Wednesday.

Josh Smith has been handling shortstop duties for the Rangers in Seager's absence, but the Texas faithful are becoming concerned with their All-Star infielder having missed three straight. And it's not as if the schedule gets any easier.

After an off-day on Monday, the Rangers will be out in LA to play the Dodgers before taking a plane right to the Pacific Northwest for a three-game series against the AL West-leading Seattle Mariners.

Rangers News: Max Scherzer's rehab start

While the news surrounding Corey Seager appears to be shrouded in mystery, Max Scherzer's injury update is much more pleasant. The Rangers' starter, who's been sidelined since Opening Day with two separate injuries, was back on the bump for the Round Rock Express on Sunday.

Scherzer worked four scoreless innings of one-hit ball while eclipsing 50 pitches thrown. The former Cy Young Award-winner struck out five and walked just one before being removed from the game. This was Scherzer's first action since his previous rehab assignment was halted in April. The Rangers will try to build up Scherzer's stamina over the next couple of weeks, and there's a chance he could be back before the All-Star break.

Rangers News: Jon Gray moved to the bullpen (for now)

While Scherzer's rehab assignment is helping the right-hander to build back up and rejoin the rotation, the Rangers are taking a different approach with Jon Gray. The right-hander was activated from the IL this past week, but moved into a relief role.

The Rangers weren't ready to shuffle their current starting rotation, plus it was a way to get Gray back on the roster without sending him on a rehab assignment. Rangers fans should expect Gray to eventually return to the starting rotation.

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