The Rangers have placed catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the disabled list because of a strained oblique muscle. Pierzynski has a grade one strain, which is considered the mildest on a scale of 1-3. But the Rangers still think he needs to sit for two weeks and get rid of the problem. The Rangers have called up catcher Robinson Chirinos from Triple A. Pierzynski is eligible to come off May 21.
Catcher A.J. Pierzynski is not in the Rangers lineup on Wednesday. He remains sidelined with a strained oblique muscle in his right ribcage. This is the fifth time in the last nine games that Pierzynski has not been in the lineup. Geovany Soto is starting.
Pierzynski said he does not need to go on the disabled list. The Rangers are off on Thursday so that will give him three days of rest before the Rangers open a three-game series with the Astros.
This is only a two-game series in Milwaukee. The Brewers are off on Thursday. That will give the Milwaukee road construction crews to continue their work on EVERY inch of road in this city. Never seen so much road construction. The only thing comparable is Northeast Tarrant County, which was in a league of its own. But Milwaukee is much bigger in scope.
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.