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Texas Rangers (12-12)

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@ Oak 
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L 5-6
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@ Sea 
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Kikuchi to 'open' for Mariners against Rangers

One of the reasons left-hander Yusei Kikuchi signed with the Seattle Mariners in the offseason was the unique wellness plan they pitched to him.

Trying to avoid the injuries that have befallen Japanese stars like Yu Darvish, Shohei Ohtani and Daisuke Matsuzaka once they started pitching every five days in the majors as compared to the six-man rotations they use overseas, the Mariners will use Kikuchi as an "opener" about once a month, pitching just the first inning or so before handing the ball to one of Seattle's pitching prospects.

That plan will be put to use for the first time Friday night against the visiting Texas Rangers.

AVG: E. Andrus.352
HR: J. Gallo8
RBI: J. Gallo22
SB: D. DeShields6
W: S. Kelley3
ERA: M. Minor3.21
Saves: J. Leclerc5
K: M. Minor26
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (13)
Runs: 129 (7)
Hits: 199 (20)
Home Runs: 32 (15)
Stolen Bases: 20 (4)
OBP: .334 (11)
SLG: .449 (11)
Total Bases: 354 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.99 (29)
Runs Allowed: 144 (28)
Saves: 7 (16)
Strikeouts: 170 (30)
OpBA: .284 (29)
OBP: .373 (30)
SLG: .495 (29)
Run Support: 5.56 (5)
Date Player Transactions
4/25 T. Hearn Called Up from Minors
4/24 W. Huang Sent to Minors
4/24 R. Odor Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/23 W. Huang Called Up from Minors
4/23 D. Smyly Placed on 10-Day IL (Left arm nerve tightness)
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Date Player Status
4/20 D. Smyly Left arm nerve tightness (on 10-day DL)
4/13 R. Odor Right knee sprain (on 10-day DL)
4/7 R. Guzmán Strained right hamstring (on 10-day DL)
4/5 E. Vólquez Right elbow sprain (on 60-day DL)
3/28 L. Farrell Fractured jaw (on 60-day DL)
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