Rangers OF Hamilton put on 15-day DL
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers placed outfielder Josh Hamilton on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of a strained left rib cage muscle.
The Rangers made the move retroactive to Monday in part to create a roster spot for catcher Max Ramirez, recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma on Friday to serve as the backup while regular catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia recovers from eye irritation.
Marlon Byrd will remain Texas' primary center fielder in Hamilton's absence.
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