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Nomar Mazara leaves game with oblique tightness

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Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara was lifted from tonight’s game with let oblique tightness

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara left tonight’s game against the Anaheim Angels in the top of the third inning due to left oblique tightness. Mazara was examined by the trainers after reaching on an error in the first inning, but stayed in the game at that time. H was replaced in the lineup by Willie Calhoun.

The Rangers called up Scott Heineman today, giving them a four man bench, but with a doubleheader tomorrow and a string of lefties coming up, the Rangers would seem likely to put Mazara on the injured list tomorrow, which would allow them to potentially get a fresh arm up in the bullpen tomorrow, or bring up an extra position player.

As I’m typing this, no one has been lifted from the lineup of the Nashville Sounds, who are currently playing. With an empty 40 man roster spot, if Texas wants, they could add Nick Solak without having to clear a 40 man spot.