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McCarthy placed on DL; Padilla activated

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers placed pitcher Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and activated
pitcher Vicente Padilla.

McCarthy, who has a stress fracture in his right shoulder blade,
was put on the disabled list retroactive to Aug. 11. He is 5-8 with
a 4.79 ERA.

Padilla, the scheduled starter Wednesday against Kansas City,
has not pitched for the Rangers since June 21. He is 3-8 with a
6.69 ERA.

Padilla, who was sidelined with a right triceps irritation, had
a rehab start in Double-A Frisco on Friday. Manager Ron Washington
has said Padilla would be limited to 85 pitches in his first game
back.