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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Scott Baker scratched with triceps tendinitis


By on 9/13/2014 12:15:00 PM

At some point, it feels like the Texas Rangers' injury fortunes ought to get a little better, but with just two weeks remaining in the season, that will have to wait until 2015. The latest injury to hit the team is triceps tendinitis for starter Scott Baker, who will no longer make his scheduled start on Saturday, as Rangers Executive VP of Communications John Blake tweeted:
Baker has made seven starts for the Rangers so far, as well as 17 relief appearances, and would not be in the rotation in the first place if it wasn't for the rash of injuries that has afflicted the team, putting the likes of Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison and Martin Perez out for the year.

As Blake notes, rookie Lisalverto Bonilla will get the ball for Saturday's game, which starts at 1:05PM ET. Since rosters expanded, Bonilla has made his major league debut from the bullpen and thrown 3 2/3 innings in two appearances, giving up three hits, two walks and three earned runs. After getting destroyed at Triple-A Round Rock last year (7.95 ERA), the 24-year-old has posted a reasonable 4.10 ERA and 3.68 K/BB ratio at the same level in 2014. A major league start is a different proposition altogether, but he may find at least some strikeout success against the free-swinging Braves.

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