Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara left tonight’s game in the 7th inning due to what the team says was a precautionary measure due to right hamstring tightness. To replace him, the Rangers moved Danny Santana right field from center field and put Delino DeShields into the game at center.
Mazara leaving the game as a precautionary measure could be no big deal, and with the Rangers finishing their series in Cincinnati tomorrow with one more game with no DH, it could be they give him the day off other than a possible pinch hitting appearance and hope he’s ready to go on Monday.
On the other hand, Willie Calhoun is currently on a rehab assignment with Nashville, and seems like he’s ready to be activated. Texas could, just to be safe, put Mazara on the 10 day injured list, and activate Calhoun to replace him. That would put off a decision on what to do with their outfield logjam for at least a few days, until Joey Gallo, who will be rehabbing next week and hopes to be activated this coming weekend.