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September 01, 2010

Cliff Lee returns to Arlington for back exam

Left-hander Cliff Lee was shipped back to Arlington today with soreness in his back, a day after a fifth straight start in which he allowed at least four runs. The Rangers, though, do not consider the injury to be serious and currently have not altered their rotation plans.

Lee was examined by Dr. Keith Meister, who determined that the injury is muscular in nature. Lee was given a trigger-point injection, will work out Thursday in Arlington and will rejoin the team Friday at Minnesota. He is scheduled to start Monday. That could change based on how he feels this weekend, but the Rangers haven't made any changes yet.

-- Jeff Wilson

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