Rangers Report: Texas Rangers Coach in tears as key star suffers carrier ending injury

Dunning to the injured list, Sborz activated.
Josh Sborz is back, replacing Dane Dunning, who is going on the injured list.
The Texas Rangers have placed pitcher Dane Dunning on the disabled list due to shoulder pain, the team said Wednesday. To replace Dunning on the active roster, the Rangers activated pitcher Josh Sborz from the injured list.

Dunning was demoted from the rotation to the bullpen a few weeks ago, upon Max Scherzer’s return to the majors rotation. Dunning last pitched on July 3, and the move is retroactive to July 4, meaning the earliest he can return is July 19, right after the All-Star break.

It is unclear whether Dunning will miss more than the necessary 15 days.

This is Dunning’s second trip to the injured list this season for shoulder troubles, and he’s been replaced on the active roster by Sborz, who is returning from his second time on the disabled list due to shoulder soreness. Sborz last pitched in the majors over two months ago and made seven rehab outings for Round Rock beginning on June 16. The most recent one occurred on July 3, when he retired all four batters he faced, two of them via strikeout.

After a pair of tough outings his first two times out, Sborz has allowed one run on one hit and two walks in his last five outings, totaling 5.1 innings and 9 strikeouts.This also implies Grant Anderson will be able to remain on the active roster for an extended period of time. Anderson was called up in lieu of Davis Wendzel yesterday, and he was anticipated to return to AAA when Sborz was ready. Instead, Anderson will be given the opportunity to play mop-up duty in the big leagues for a bit.

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