Latest Rangers News: Just In Texas Rangers Confirm To Lose Another Star

A two-time All-Star starting pitcher for the Rangers is lost to injury.
Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi of the Rangers was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strain in his right groin, the team stated. In comparable action, fellow righty Yerry Rodríguez was recalled.

The 34-year-old Eovaldi entered the game on Thursday but left due to discomfort in his groin. According to Jeff Wilson of Rangers Today, he appeared indifferent to the problem following the game, but the team made him an MRI appointment. Although the extent of the strain appears to have been discovered, nobody is aware of it.

No matter how long Eovaldi is off, the Rangers, who have a lot of rotation ailments, will find it difficult to fill his spot. Since both Tyler Mahle and Jacob deGrom had Tommy John surgery last year, the team has long known that they would miss large chunks of this season. Then, in the winter, Max Scherzer needed back surgery, which meant he would also begin the season on the injured list. Eovaldi is joining Cody Bradford on the IL after he was placed on the disabled list with a stress fracture to his ribs since the start of the season.

It will be painful to subtract Eovaldi because of his 2.61 earned run average for the season. Due to a planned doubleheader in Oakland this coming Wednesday, the team will be playing 10 games in nine days, thus his absence will be doubly difficult during this period.

For the time being, they can start the next four matches with Michael Lorenzen, Dane Dunning, Jon Gray, and Andrew Heaney. However, come Tuesday, they will need a new starter to replace Eovaldi in the lineup, and the following day, they will need a new starting for the twin bill.

On the major league roster, José Ureña has been hurling multi-inning outings from the bullpen. He might be used as a bulk pitcher in a bullpen game or as a starting option. Both Owen White and Jack Leiter are on the 40-man roster, but neither performed well on their prior call-ups this season. Scherzer had started a rehab assignment, but his progress has been hindered by some thumb soreness, and it’s not certain when he will finish it. Although Johnny Cueto recently inked a minor league contract, he hasn’t yet participated in a formal game. Though neither Adrian Sampson nor Shaun Anderson are currently on the 40-man roster, they are both stretched out in Triple-A.

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