ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Rangers reliever Tony Barnette has gone on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain a day after leaving a game in the middle of a batter.
Barnette had an MRI on Wednesday, though the team didn’t immediately reveal or know the results of the exam.
Working the eighth inning in a 5-3 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, his second inning of the game, Barnette felt something different in his shoulder on his first pitch to Marwin Gonzalez.
Barnette (2-0) threw two more pitches before exiting the game.
Texas recalled right-hander Chris Martin from Triple-A Round Rock. Martin was optioned to the minors on Tuesday, but was able to come back before 10 days by replacing a player on the DL.
Meantime, Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was scratched from Wednesday evening’s game against the Houston Astros because of an infected tooth.
Baseball’s active career hits leader was taken out of the lineup about an hour before the scheduled first pitch Wednesday night against the Houston Astros.
Jurickson Profar switched from second base to third base, and moved up a spot to bat fourth in place of Beltre. Rougned Odor, the regular second baseman who was going to get a night off, was inserted in the No. 5 spot in the order.
Beltre’s 3,108 hits are two shy of Dave Winfield for 20th on the career list.
The Rangers are currently in last place in the American League West division with a 38-48 record.
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