Rangers' Kirkman On DL With Lymphoma Reccurence

Rangers' Kirkman On DL With Lymphoma Reccurence, The Texas Rangers have placed struggling LHP Michael Kirkman on the 15-day disabled list with a recurrence of the cutaneous lymphoma, essentially skin cancer, in the area of his right triceps. Kirkman was treated for the same issue before the 2012 season.

The club has purchased the contract of RHP Kyle McClellan to replace him in the bullpen. McClellan, who was slowed in his recovery from a pair of surgical procedures last year, has recently made eight appearances in the minors leagues and compiled a 2.00 ERA in nine innings.

The move of Kirkman is retroactive to Friday, a day after he allowed a three-run walk-off home run to Boston’s David Ortiz to raise his season ERA to 8.18.

The lymphoma was apparently discovered in a recent sun screening of Rangers’ players. He will receive treatment shortly, but there is no timetable for his return.

Also, later Sunday morning, RHP Alexi Ogando will play catch to determine if he’s capable of making his start on Monday against Cleveland after he complained of renewed soreness in the biceps area during his between-starts bullpen session. If he can’t go, the Rangers will likely recall RHP Josh Lindblom from Triple-A Round Rock. Lindblom, who made one start earlier this year for the Rangers, was scratched from his scheduled start for Round Rock on Saturday.
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