The losses are mounting quickly for the Texas Rangers, both in the standings and in their starting lineup.
By the time the Rangers finally reebok nfl jerseys had their first day off of the season Thursday — the last team in the majors to get a break — they were the first team with 10 losses.
They also found out they will be without No. 3 hitter and 10-season starting shortstop Elvis Andrus for six to eight weeks because of a broken right elbow, though additional tests Thursday determined that he won’t need surgery.
He was hit by a pitch on his throwing arm in the bottom of the ninth inning of their fourth straight loss, 7-2 to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
“A freak deal … not a whole lot you can do to prevent it,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “Definitely an emotional one for all us to see him go down.”
Andrus will go on the disabled list for the first time in his career before the series opener in Houston on Friday, when the Rangers plan to recall first baseman Ronald Guzman from Triple-A Round Rock. Guzman will be looking to make his big league debut.
Second baseman Rougned Odor (left hamstring) and center fielder Delino DeShields (left hand) are already on the DL, along with right-hander Doug Fister (right hip strain). DeShields has been out since March 31, and Odor and Fister went on the disabled list Tuesday.
“In the interim, there is a toughness that you have nfl authentic jerseys to have as a group, as a team, as an organization, to maneuver through things like this,” manager Jeff Banister said. “Not just on the field, but off the field and where the mindset is at.”