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Rangers place Robinson on DL, call up Alvarez

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ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have placed infielder Drew Robinson on the disabled list with tightness and soreness in his left hip. To replace him, the Rangers have called up utility player Eliezer Alvarez from Double-A Frisco.

Alvarez gets his first big league call, though it may be a short stay, as the Rangers are hoping to get Rougned Odor back in the lineup Friday in Houston.

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ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have placed infielder Drew Robinson on the disabled list with tightness and soreness in his left hip. To replace him, the Rangers have called up utility player Eliezer Alvarez from Double-A Frisco.

Alvarez gets his first big league call, though it may be a short stay, as the Rangers are hoping to get Rougned Odor back in the lineup Friday in Houston.

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The Rangers acquired Alvarez from the Phillies in the last week of Spring Training. He has played in 28 games for Double-A Frisco, hitting .196 with a .290 on-base percentage, 13 runs scored and five stolen bases. His career Minor League batting average is .277, with a .354 on-base percentage and .420 slugging percentage.

He was playing the outfield at Frisco, but has played second base, shortstop and third in the Minors.

Robinson has been bothered by the hip for the past several days and was hitting .175 in 26 games for the Rangers.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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