WFAA.com is reporting that Rangers third baseman Hank Blalock will be out 2-3 months after having surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. If Thoracic Outlet Syndrome sounds familiar to Rangers fans, it's because Kenny Rogers had surgery for the same condition back in 2001. Blalock hopes to return to the Rangers lineup around the middle of August.
Third Baseman Travis Metcalf has been recalled from AA Frisco and is headed to Houston for the series with the Astros. If Metcalf makes it in-time for tonight's game, he will be activated tonight. If Metcalf does not make the start of the game, he will be activated tomorrow.
I'm not sure things could get any worse for the Rangers right now, but maybe some youth will infuse the roster with a little bit of youthful exuberance. It can't hurt.