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Rangers' Tanner Scheppers is back in the majors

Texas Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers has been recalled from an injury rehab assignment, and their opening-day starter is going back to the bullpen.

Scheppers had been on the disabled list since April 18 with right elbow inflammation.

In four starts before going on the disabled list, Scheppers was 0-1 with a 9.82 earned-run average. He was 6-2 with a 1.88 ERA pitching primarily in the eighth inning last season, when his 76 appearances were the most ever for a Texas right-hander.

Alexi Ogando went on the 15-day DL on Wednesday. An MRI exam showed acute inflammation in his right elbow, and the Rangers say he won't throw again for at least three weeks.

Rockies' Lyles has broken hand

The Colorado Rockies put right-hander Jordan Lyles on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Lyles broke a bone just below the knuckle of his middle finger when he tried to tag out Arizona's Martin Prado at home after a wild pitch in the first inning Wednesday night. Lyles stayed in the game, but had to use two hands to catch the ball when it was thrown back to him. He finally left after the fourth inning.

The 23-year-old Lyles is 5-1 this season with a 3.52 ERA.

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