The Texas Rangers have placed infielder/outfielder Danny Santana on the 10 day injured list with a sprained elbow, the team announced today. To replace him on the active roster, the Rangers have recalled Ronald Guzman from the Alternate Training Site.
Guzman followed up his disappointing 2019 season, which included a trip to AAA, with a disappointing spring training and summer camp. He briefly was on the active roster early this year, but was quickly sent down. I have no clue if Guzman is coming up because the work he’s been doing at the Alternate Training Site has the team believing he’s figuring things out, or because they need a warm body who can play first base and he’s already on the 40 man roster. I guess we shall see.
As for Santana, he was on the injured list earlier this year with a forearm issue, and even once activated, he was limited to 1B and DH duties due to his inability to throw. I wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t a UCL issue. Even if it isn’t, sprained elbows aren’t usually the sort of thing that you miss a short amount of time with, and it may be that Santana is done for the season.
Rougned Odor, meanwhile, has been scratched from the lineup again with an eye infection.
And finally, Rob Refsnyder cleared waivers and has been outrighted to the Alternate Training Site.