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Rangers place Josh Sborz on injured list with strained rotator cuff

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ARLINGTON — Rangers right-handed reliever Josh Sborz landed on the 15-day injured list Saturday afternoon with a strained rotator cuff. Grant Anderson was recalled from Triple A Round Rock to take Sborz’s place on the roster.

The Rangers did not immediately indicate the severity of Sborz’s injury or a timeline for his return. Two sources, though, said that the injury isn’t severe, and one is hopeful that Sborz returns in 15 days.

Sborz was injured with two outs in the eighth inning and two strikes to Jose Abreu. Sborz extended his right arm above his head and leaned to the left, which tipped off catcher Jonah Heim and the medical staff that he might be feeling some discomfort.

He was, in his shoulder, though there seemed to be some debate on whether he should come out of the game. He did, replaced by Jose Leclerc, and the closer recorded the final four outs of the game.

Anderson was one of the final roster cuts before the season after posting a 1.35 ERA in spring training. He has logged two scoreless innings so far this season for Round Rock.

Anderson was the choice over left-hander Antoine Kell and fellow right-handers Marc Church and Cole Winn. Right-hander Jonathan Hernandez, who is on the IL after a delayed start to his spring, was not an option has he continues to get up to speed.

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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