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As reported by TR Sullivan, Derek Holland and Colby Lewis both hit the disabled list today. Considering Yu Darvish landed on the disabled list nine days ago, the Texas Rangers rotation is awfully decimated. Cole Hamels and Martin Perez remain as the only front-line starters.
So who’s left?
Well, Nick Martinez is now guaranteed to remain in the rotation despite struggling since filling in Darvish’s spot. A.J Griffin is expected to be called up, as he’s been rehabbing in Double-A for the last few weeks. As for the fifth spot, Michael Roth (6-3, 2.99 era) or Kyle Lohse (2-4, 5.09 era) are viable options to be called up from Triple-A.
In first place in the American League West, with a 47-26 record, the Rangers will have to overcome this major obstacle. Losing 60% of your rotation in such a short span is ridiculous in it’s own right. So, we’ll see if the Rangers bats can keep the replacement rotation afloat.