Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notebook: Rangers Designate Their Struggling Former Closer

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notebook: Rangers Designate Their Struggling Former Closer

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Rangers designate their struggling former closer

Sam Dyson was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers after the latest loss by their former closer.

Texas made the move before Friday's series opener against Houston, two days after Dyson gave up two home runs and three runs in the 10th inning of a loss to Tampa Bay. It was the sixth loss of the season for Dyson. The righthander was removed from the closer role in early May, and has blown all four of his save chances this season.

The Rangers reinstated reliever Jose Leclerc from the disabled list. He missed three weeks with a bruised finger.

Dyson had 38 saves last season when Texas won its second consecutive AL West title. He is 1-6 with a 10.80 ERA in 17 appearances for the Rangers this season.

Segura goes on DL * The Mariners placed shortstop Jean Segura on the 10-day disabled list with a right high-ankle sprain. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz won't be joining him on the DL despite being hit on his left hand by a pitch.

Manager Scott Servais said it would probably be a week before Segura is re-evaluated. Segura is tied for the AL lead with a .341 batting average.

Segura was hurt in Thursday's loss to Colorado when his right ankle was pinned awkwardly underneath his body while he was sliding into second base.

Cruz suffered a bruised hand when he was hit by a pitch from Colorado's Kyle Freeland in the third inning Thursday, but he was feeling well enough to be in the lineup at designated hitter Friday.

Boston's Rodriguez heads to DL * Red Sox lefthander Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day disabled list after re-injuring his knee on a fall from the bullpen mound.

Rodriguez slipped off the mound during the latter stage of his warmup for Thursday night's start against the Baltimore Orioles. He declared himself OK, but ended up allowing a career-high tying four home runs in Boston's 7-5 loss.

Turns out, the tumble Rodriguez took before the game was not so harmless.

"We put him on the disabled list after some swelling emerged overnight," manager John Farrell said.

"He tweaked his knee once again," said Dave Dombrowski, the team's president of baseball operations. …

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