Word just came from general manager Jon Daniels that the Rangers are bracing to be without third baseman Michael Young for two weeks, maybe even more.
The official diagnosis is a left hamstring strain after an MRI earlier today. Young will have an injection of blood platelets that is designed to help accelerate the healing process, Daniels said.
The Rangers have 30 games remaining. A two-week window that begins today would end just in time for the Rangers' first of two remaining series against the Angels, and he would miss 13 games.
Omar Vizquel filled in for Young on Tuesday after he was injured while legging out a grounder to end the third inning. Esteban German will likely get a chance to help fill Young's giant void, and Chris Davis could also be used. He played third base last season and also during his time at Triple A Oklahoma City in July and most of August.
-- Jeff Wilson