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Rangers major/minor league injury update

The Rangers released updates on a number of injuries today

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The Texas Rangers released a whole flurry of updates on various injuries for guys both in the majors and in the minors.

The most notable item is that 2019 supplemental first rounder Davis Wendzel is going to have surgery for a hamate bone injury. He is expected to miss six weeks. Wendzel has slashed .241/.390/.371 this year in 69 plate appearances for AA Frisco, playing primarily shortstop. He has gotten good reviews for his approach, and his defensive versatility and solid overall offensive game evoke comparisons to Justin Turner. This is disappointing news, but hopefully he will be back in action in July.

2020 first rounder Justin Foscue is going to miss a few days with a rib contusion, but it sounds like he will be back pretty quick.

Alex Speas, the righthanded reliever for Frisco who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2018, has been shut down for four weeks due to elbow inflammation, though per the beats they don’t think he will need another TJS.

Joe Palumbo will be on the shelf for at least two weeks with back problems. Palumbo has pitched five innings in three games for Round Rock so far this year and has allowed six runs.

Finally, on the major league front, Kohei Arihara had surgery for his shoulder aneurysm which went as expected, and Hunter Wood is in Arkansas for the birth of his fourth child and will be evaluated when he returns.