Blalock back on DL; Young back in lineup

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Former All-Star third baseman Hank Blalock has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers with right shoulder inflammation. It's his third physical problem this season.

All-Star shortstop Michael Young did play Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners despite a small fracture in his right ring finger. He was hurt in the first inning of Monday night's game and the team said late last night that Young was expected to miss five to seven days after X-rays confirmed the fracture.

But on Tuesday, Young took batting practice and fielded ground balls before hitting second for the Rangers.

Blalock, who has been the subject of trade rumors, was scratched from Monday night's game against Seattle with what the club announced was an upset stomach.

Manager Ron Washington said Tuesday it was his fault the team released erroneous information about Blalock to reporters at the start of Monday night's game.

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