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Andro: Tommy Hunter out for 2-3 weeks

Per Anthony Andro, Texas Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter, currently on the disabled list and in the midst of a rehab stint, has a Grade 1 groin strain and won't be on the mound for two to three weeks.  This means Hunter won't return to the major league rotation for at least another month.

Hunter had pitched well yesterday until his final pitch, when he reportedly "tweaked" his groin.  There was hope that Hunter would be able to join the big league club quickly, but that's not going to happen now.

This is a big, big problem.  Hunter's return would have provided the Rangers with another option should Matt Harrison have continued to struggle, or allowed the Rangers to put Alexi Ogando into the pen where he could shore up the gaping chestwound which is the Texas 8th inning relief role. 

Now, the Rangers are going to have to roll with who they have, and hope that everyone in the rotation stays healthy and effective for at least another month.