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UPDATE: Rangers place Darren O’Day on 60-day disabled list with hip injury

Apr 27, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Texas has officially placed O’Day on the 60-day disabled list, so his season is likely in jeopardy and the Rangers’ bullpen is suddenly even shakier.

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Darren O’Day just posted the following on Facebook:

Headed to the DL for a torn labrum in my left hip. Beyond that, I don’t know much. Hopefully recovery will be quick, and I’ll be back on the mound in no time.

Very bad news for the Rangers’ bullpen if true, as O’Day has been brilliant since they claimed him off waivers from the Mets in early 2009, posting a 2.02 ERA and 104/33 K/BB ratio in 125 innings while holding opponents to a .201 batting average.

There’s no official word from the Rangers yet about his status, but despite the optimism expressed in that Facebook post O’Day is looking at an extended absence. And the Rangers are already without closer Neftali Feliz, who was placed on the disabled list last week with a shoulder injury.

  1. spudchukar - Apr 27, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Ryan Franklin and a couple of minor leaguers for Michael Young.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Apr 27, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Just love, love, love all the Facebook posts. Has all the charm of a note written to Aunt Ethel on a Hallmark card. Only quicker, I guess.

  3. APBA Guy - Apr 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Set up guy injuries aren’t as critical as say MVP OF injuries are. In the AL West, or Battle of teh Team Physicians, the Rangers are having the bulk of the bad luck in the early going. But the A’s have been unable to capitalize while the Angels, with Morales as their major injury so far, have been able to stay close.

  4. jwbiii - Apr 27, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    If the Rangers are putting him directly on 60 day DL, that sounds like surgery. Alex Rodriguez came back after two months, Carlos Delgado never did.

    • jwbiii - May 2, 2011 at 1:33 PM

      Jason Vargas missed a whole season, but he had had a bone spur removed from his elbow during the off season, so it’s not clear which was more of a problem.

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