Rangers closer Sam Dyson has a sprained right wrist after slipping and falling during fielding practice Wednesday morning.
He pitched a scoreless inning in the Rangers’ spring opener on Saturday.
A day later, however, Dyson felt discomfort and an MRI revealed a sprain.
He was scratched from pitching in Tuesday’s game, but was scheduled to play catch, Rangers assistant general manager Mike Daly said.
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“We’ll tap the brakes a little bit to see how he responds,” Daly said. Dyson is supposed to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, which starts next week.
“I don’t think it’s a high level of concern,” Manager Jeff Banister said. “Everything I’ve been given from our medical people is that this is fairly minor.”
Valdespina sees urologist
Right-handed reliever Jose Valdespina, who was hit directly in the groin by a comebacker in a game against the Indians Monday, will see a urologist today as a preventative measure. Valdespina was not wearing a protective cup. The club leaves that decision to individual players.