Houston Astros v Texas RangersTORONTO (AP) – The Texas Rangers have put left-hander Michael Kirkman on the 15-day disabled list after a recurrence of lymphoma around his right triceps. The team says a complete recovery is expected.

In making the move Sunday, the Rangers said Kirkman will begin treatment shortly and will be able to participate in baseball activities.

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Kirkman was initially diagnosed in January 2012 and had radiation treatments last year.

A day after an 18-inning loss at Toronto, the Rangers purchased the contract of right-hander Kyle McClellan from Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers transferred right-hander Joakim Soria from the 15-day to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster.

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Kirkman was 0-2 with an 8.18 ERA in 25 games. His last game appearance was Thursday, when he allowed a game-ending three-run homer to Boston’s David Ortiz.

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