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Ross feels good, Leclerc seeing specialist

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The news is positive for one Rangers d.l.’d pitcher, less so for another Rangers d.l.’d pitcher

MLB: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

We have good news and, well, not really good news as it relates to a couple of Texas Rangers pitchers who are currently on the disabled list.

Tyson Ross, who has been on the d.l. all season, reported that his back feels fine, per the beats on Twitter, and he is expected to make a rehab start on Tuesday. Ross appears on track to be activated in early June, and would presumably replace either Nick Martinez or A.J. Griffin in the rotation, unless someone else gets hurt.

Jose Leclerc, meanwhile, is still not ready to be activated, and was slated to see a hand specialist today, per Jeff Wilson on Twitter. Leclerc, who went on the d.l. on May 8, pitched much of the season with a bone bruise on his finger, which resulted in him being used sparingly for a period of time. The situation was shrouded with mystery for a while, and a few fans even questioned whether Jeff Banister was lying when he said Leclerc wasn’t available, but the situation is apparently serious enough that not only has Leclerc stayed on the d.l. longer than the minimum 10 days, he’s having to get additional feedback on the situation.