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May 14, 2013

Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski planning to be reinstated May 21

Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski, placed on the disabled list Wednesday, said that he is "good to go" and expects to be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on his first eligible day, May 21.

He said that he has felt no pain in his strained right oblique after throwing and hitting for a third straight day. Pierzynski moved from the batting cages to soft toss on the field Tuesday at O.co Coliseum.

The plan is for him to take live batting practice Thursday and Friday at Rangers Ballpark and head to on rehab assignment Sunday and Monday.

Even though he's healthy less than a week after hitting the DL, he understands the reason he was placed on it.

"I understood where they were coming from," he said. "They also knew that if I didn't go on the DL, I'd keept going out there."

-- Jeff Wilson

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