Anthony Ranaudo, the righthanded pitcher for the Texas Rangers who is fighting for a spot in the team's Opening Day rotation, was removed from his outing today mid-inning due to what is being reported to be "discomfort in his right arm."
No word yet on the seriousness, but "discomfort" is a lot like "pain," and a pitcher's arm hurting three weeks before the season starts isn't a good thing.
Ranaudo, who came over to Texas in the Robbie Ross trade, missed significant time in 2012 due a shoulder issue. While Ranaudo was not expected to make the rotation this spring, him being sidelined is a definite blow to the team's depth, which is already going to be tested because of the absence of Yu Darvish this season.
UPDATE -- Well, this is good news, at least:
#Rangers RHP Anthony Ranaudo said discomfort in elbow is normal and he expects to make his next start.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) March 12, 2015