Blalock not expected to miss more time
Rangers DH exits early on Sunday with tight left quadriceps
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers designated hitter Hank Blalock is not expected to miss any more time after exiting early from Sunday's Cactus League game vs. the Padres with a tight left quadriceps.
"He's fine," said Rangers manager Ron Washington. "He just felt a little twinge in his legs. We didn't want to push it any further."
With an off-day scheduled for the Rangers on Monday, Washington said the day of rest will suffice for Blalock and he should be ready to return to the lineup Tuesday.
"Without a doubt, he's playing Tuesday," Washington said. "It was precautionary mode more than anything else today. He could have finished. Once he said he feels it a little bit, so we didn't mess around with it."
Blalock was hitless in two at-bats before being lifted for pinch-hitter Travis Metcalf in the fourth inning. Metcalf went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Alan Eskew is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.