Texas Rangers designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero was taken to the hospital after a ball he hit in batting practice ricocheted off the cage and struck him above the left eye.
The Rangers say he had "significant swelling" and was having
precautionary X-rays Wednesday night.
He was scratched from hitting cleanup against the White Sox,
with left fielder Josh Hamilton moving into that spot, Michael
Young going from third base to DH and Andres Blanco starting at
third and batting eighth.
An eight-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP, Guerrero joined the
Rangers after spending six seasons with Anaheim. Texas was a
percentage point ahead of Oakland in the AL West heading into
He's batting .335 with 12 homers and is second in the majors
with 44 RBIs.
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