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Rangers facing potential COVID outbreak only six games into season

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ARLINGTON — The Texas Rangers haven’t gone into shutdown mode, but the news they received Thursday might lead to some enhanced safety precautions.

Right-handed reliever Dennis Santana was placed on the COVID injured list after arriving at Globe Life Field with symptoms. He was tested, and the Rangers said results were pending. Symptoms were enough for the Rangers to get Santana off the roster.

Rookie righty Nick Snyder was recalled from Triple A Round Rock to replace Snyder.

Santana passed a COVID test Saturday as a requisite of being able to travel to the U.S. following the season-opening series in Canada. The Rangers were off Wednesday, but Santana didn’t have any symptoms Tuesday when he left after the Rangers’ 4-1 loss to Colorado.

Jeff Wilson, jeff@rangerstoday.com

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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  1. Give Leody at least a month, if not even two, at RR. Good kid, lot of talent, just has to learn to grind it every day, no matter how he may be feeling, or what he may be thinking about his own performance. Make clear it’s not punitive but more so geared toward building that mental toughness (and dare I say, grit?) that he will need to succeed in the bigs.

    1. Jeff Wilson April 15, 2022

      Conversely, they probably want to give Eli White a fair shake before making a move with him.


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