The White Sox have scratched Jake Peavy from Thursday’s start against the Rangers because of back spasms. Left-hander Hector Santiago will start instead. He will be the third straight left-hander the Rangers have faced. By Sunday, the Rangers will have faced seven left-handers in nine games.
Right-hander Scott Feldman is pitching against the Rangers on Monday for the Cubs in Chicago.
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison underwent additional surgery Wednesday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. Harrison had surgery eight days ago to repair the disc and felt additional discomfort this week. An MRI showed Harrison had further herniation in the disc and needed more surgery. The Rangers are operating under the assumption that Harrison will pitch again this season but he will be out for at least three months.
Triple A pitcher Randy Wells is retiring. Told the Rangers he’s just not into it as much any more. He was a candidate for the rotation in Spring Training before getting sent down.
Struggling Double A pitcher Cody Buckel is being moved to the bullpen.
Mike Olt is undergoing some eye tests after telling the Triple A Round Rock staff that he has been experiencing some vision issues.
Catcher A.J. Pierzynski is out of the lineup to rest a sore ribcage muscle on his right side. David Murphy is out of the lineup as well with a left-hander Jose Quintana pitching for the White Sox.