Four Texas Rangers Starters Dealing With Injuries

The injury bug has hit the Texas Rangers early.

Jacob deGrom had been dealing with left-side tightness but is now scheduled to throw his first live bullpen session on Wednesday, after making it through a previous session without issue. Nathan Eovaldi, another off-season recruit, is also experiencing some left-side tightness and is taking a few days off.

Jon Gray was a late scratch from a recent spring game due to back tightness. However, he reported immediate relief after undergoing treatment and was able to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. Gray believes he can pitch in a game as early as Wednesday and potentially play in a spring training contest next Wednesday. He is not expected to miss Opening Day.

Jake Odorizzi, also a new acquisition for the Rangers, has been dealing with arm fatigue but threw a light bullpen session on Tuesday. Although he is currently behind schedule compared to other pitchers, the team would like to have him ready to start at the beginning of the season and he is expected to pitch multi-inning relief.

Given the durability issues with the Rangers' rotation, however, Odorizzi is likely to make several starts this season.

Overall, it's not a good start for the Rangers and their pitching staff, however, there's lots of time to get healthy before Opening Day. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports