Kennedy allowed one run on two hits and struck out one in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Houston. Kennedy was activated off the injured list Wednesday and is expected to resume his role as the Rangers' closer, despite entering the game in a non-save situation.
The Rangers reinstated Kennedy (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Texas demoted Hyeon-Jong Yang to Triple-A Round Rock to clear a spot on the active roster for Kennedy, who spent one day more than the minimum amount of time on the IL with a mild left hamstring strain. Prior to missing time with the injury, Kennedy excelled as the Rangers' primary end gamer, converting 12 of 13 save chances while posting a 2.53 ERA in 21.1 innings. He should immediately reclaim closing duties for the Rangers.
Kennedy (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports. The veteran right-hander hasn't pitched since June 4 due to a strained left hamstring, but he's poised to rejoin the active roster Wednesday after spending the 10-day minimum on the shelf. Kennedy has converted 12 of 13 save chances with a 2.53 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 25:7 K:BB across 21.1 innings this season, and he's poised to reclaim the closer's job once officially activated.
Kennedy was placed on the 10-day injured list with a mild left hamstring strain Wednesday, retroactive to June 6. Kennedy wasn't available for Tuesday's series opener against the Giants due to his hamstring issue, and he'll miss additional time while he recovers. While it's not yet clear how long he'll be sidelined, the team described the right-hander's strain as mild. Josh Sborz could be a candidate to serve as the interim closer while Kennedy is unavailable.
Kennedy was unavailable for Tuesday's game against the Giants due to hamstring soreness, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports. It's unclear when the injury first surfaced, but the 36-year-old last pitched June 4 and gave up two runs over an inning while securing his 12th save of the season. The severity of the injury has yet to be determined, and the Rangers are holding out hope Kennedy won't require a stint on the injured list. Brett Martin and Josh Sborz could be in the mix for saves should the veteran righty be forced to miss any time.
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