Arlington, Tx (Texas Rangers Media Release) — The Texas Rangers announced today the following four roster moves:
· RHP Yu Darvish placed on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 7, with right trapezius strain
· RHP Josh Lindblom optioned to Round Rock (AAA)
· LHP Joseph Ortiz (#58) recalled from Round Rock (AAA)
· RHP Wilmer Font (#53) recalled from Round Rock (AAA)
Darvish had been scheduled to start tonight. This is the first disabled list stint in his big league career. The first date he would be eligible to return is July 22, when the Rangers open a 4-game series with the New York Yankees in Arlington. He has gone 8-4 with a 3.02 ERA (40 ER/119.1 IP) in 18 games/starts for Texas this season. He leads the majors with 157 strikeouts and 11.84 strikeouts-per-9 innings. He leads the American League with a .194 opponents average, 4th-lowest in the majors.