Here's some news:
Update: Rua has small fracture in his right heel. Lisalverto Bonilla will have Tommy John surgery.— Stefan Stevenson (@StevensonFWST) April 13, 2015
Oh wait, that's not news. That is life for the meat grinder that is the Texas Rangers org.
Lisalverto Bonilla went from rotation candidate early this spring to sidelined with arm issues in late March. Dr. Keith Meister will now perform Tommy John surgery on Bonilla this Friday which means he'll be out until mid-2016 at the earliest. Though he was probably not slated for action in Texas in the near future, his injury does ding the Rangers' pitching depth further in an already devastating April.
Ryan Rua left Monday's home opener with a bad ankle sprain. Or so we thought. Turns out he actually has a small non-displaced fracture in his heel and will be kept in a boot for the next three weeks before being reevaluated. Looks like it's time for Carlos Peguero to show he's more than a AAAA player as you can expect to see him getting the bulk of at-bats against right-handers while Rua is out.
Cross your fingers that no one loses a limb in tonight's game.
Rua updated info: small displaced fracture in right heel in ADDITION to the sprain. Still 3 weeks in boot.— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) April 13, 2015
So Rua did actually have a sprained ankle but also has a broken bone. Can someone get the Rangers some milk or something? Is calcium a performance enhancing drug?