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Kevin Kouzmanoff leaves game with back tightness

Kevin Kouzmanoff has left tonight's game due to back tightness

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Because the Rangers don't have enough injury issues already, third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff has left tonight's game because of back tightness.  Per the beat writers on Twitter, the Rangers don't think it is serious.  Nevertheless, with Shin-Soo Choo unavailable, the Rangers were already playing with a short bench.

Josh Wilson, who started the game at second base, moved over to third base, with Luis Sardinas coming into the game at second base.  Donnie Murphy, who normally splits time with Wilson at second base (with Jurickson Profar on the disabled list), is the DH tonight, so the Rangers could not put him in the field without losing the DH and having their pitchers hit.

Mitch Moreland and J.P. Arencibia are now the lone two position players left on the bench.