Injuries & Moves: Otto activated; Bush to IL; Duggar joins club

June 26th, 2022

Keep track of the Rangers’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

June 26: OF joins club; RHP activated from COVID IL; RHP designated for assignment
Duggar joins the club after coming to Texas in a trade with the Giants on Thursday. He was on the 60-day IL since April 22 with a left oblique strain and is seeking his first Major League action since then. In 107 games last year, Duggar hit .257 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs but went just 7-for-36 before his injury in 2022.

Otto was activated after a lengthy stint on the COVID IL and started Sunday’s series finale against the Nationals. He was scratched before his last scheduled MLB start against the White Sox in Chicago, but he has posted a 4.24 ERA in eight starts for Texas this season.

Evans was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Duggar. The right-hander has not appeared for the big league club since last season. He posted a 7.50 ERA with Triple-A Round Rock in 2022 after struggles with maintaining his velocity. -- Kennedi Landry

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

RHP (right forearm soreness)
Expected return:
July 10
Bush was scheduled to be an opener for the Rangers' matchup with the Nationals on June 25, but he was scratched hours before the game due to soreness after logging an inning the night before. Both Bush and manager Chris Woodward noted the injury shouldn’t be too serious, but the staff could not afford to play with a short bullpen. The right-hander missed the majority of the 2021 season with right elbow inflammation. -- Kennedi Landry (Last updated: June 26)

60-day IL

CF Eli White (right wrist fracture)
Expected return: Early September
White was injured during a collision in the outfield with Charlie Culberson on June 12. White underwent successful surgery on June 14, performed by Dr. Paul Hovis at TMI Medical Center in Arlington. He had two screws inserted into the distal radius bone in his right wrist and is expected to begin baseball activities in 6-8 weeks at minimum. -- Kennedi Landry (Last updated: June 21)

RHP Jonathan Hernández (right elbow)
Expected return: Midseason
Hernández began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on June 3. The right-hander was one of the Rangers' top relief pitchers in 2020 and was due to anchor the back of the bullpen last year before he was shut down with a UCL injury early in camp. He underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2021 and didn’t pitch last season. He’s slated to return after the All-Star break. -- Kennedi Landry (Last updated: June 3)