The Texas Rangers will place veteran-catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the disabled list, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. This would be only the second time in Pierzynski's career that he has been placed on the disabled list. A bothersome oblique strain has kept Pierzynski out of the Rangers' lineup for the fourth time in the last nine games.
Pierzynski said the injury "wasn't getting better" and he didn't want the injury to drag on throughout the season. Pierzynski's lone stay on the disabled list over his 16-year was in 2011 when he missed 17 days when he fractured his left wrist. He has four home runs and 11 RBI so far this season for the Rangers.