Milton Bradley left Wednesday's game with a hamstring cramp. He was originally scheduled to play in the outfield again Thursday but manager Ron Washington is now leaning towards giving him the game off.
The hits in his first four at-bats makes Brandon Boggs just the second player in Rangers history to accomplish the feat. The first was Jose Hernandez, who did it Aug. 9-10, 1991. Hernandez went on to play 15 seasons in the majors.
We joked with Josh Hamilton about the triple crown before the game. His grand slam Wednesday gives him 32 RBI for the month, which is second all-time in Rangers history for April behind Juan Gonzalez' 35 in 1998. Hamilton is now hitting .339 with six homers and 32 RBI. The homer total puts him one behind Carlos Quentin, who has seven. He's in the top five in batting average and has the AL RBI lead.
The Rangers will place Jason Jennings on the 15-day disabled list with muscle soreness in the right forearm. Jennings left Tuesday's start with what was initially described as an irritated ulnar nerve. After meeting with the team doctor, it was discovered that the soreness was related to last year's flexor tendon surgery. The Rangers don't expect the DL stint to last more than 15 days. A.J. Murray will start Saturday in Oakland and Scott Feldman will go Sunday.