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MLB Injury News:
After starting the season without Colby Lewis, Neftali Feliz (both elbow) and Martin Perez (forearm), and subsequently losing Matt Harrison for two to three months with a herniated disk, the Texas Rangers must have feared the worst when rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch was struck on the wrist by a line drive. However, it seems that Tepesch has avoided any serious injury and should be able to make his next start.
Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reported that X-rays showed no damage to Tepesch's right wrist and, pending re-evaluation on Sunday, will stay in the rotation for his next start on Thursday at Minnesota. Tepesch knew he was lucky to have left the game with nothing other than a contusion:
“It definitely could have been a lot worse,” Tepesch said.
“I’m just fortunate it wasn’t.”
Tepesch had stayed in the game for a few pitches after a line drive from Jesus Montero hit his wrist in the second inning and even asked manager Ron Washington if he could remain in the game longer than that. Washington 'quickly rejected' that suggestion and pulled Tepesch from the game, fearing a fracture. Perez's forearm was broken in a similar way during spring training, also against Seattle.
Veteran Derek Lowe pitched four shutout innings in relief as the Rangers bullpen combined to blank the Mariners for a 5-0 win. Justin Grimm has already come into the rotation as a result of the Harrison injury, so the Rangers would be scrambling if Tepesch was unable to start. Reliever Robbie Ross was being touted as a potential starter during spring training but has only made short appearances in relief thus far this season.
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