CHICAGO -- With the days dwindling, the Texas Rangers will play another stretch of their schedule without pitcher Nolan Ryan.
Bowing to the inevitable, the Rangers put Ryan on the 15-day disabled list yesterday because of a strained trapezius muscle in the back of the right shoulder. The move, retroactive to Monday, means Ryan will miss at least three starts. He could not predict a return date.
"These things are aggravating," Ryan said. "It's frustrating not being able to contribute. I'd like to be able to pitch every fifth [day] and not have to deal with these other things. Not have the sideshows going on."