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Texas Rangers place starting Jon Gray (finger) on 10-day IL

Apr 8, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray (22) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre . Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers placed right-handed starter Jon Gray on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a blister on his right middle finger.

Gray, 30, did not figure in the decision in Friday night’s season-opening 10-8 loss to the host Toronto Blue Jays. He allowed three runs on three hits in four innings, striking out four and walking two.

The Rangers signed Gray to a four-year, $56 million contract in December after he spent his first seven seasons with the Colorado Rockies.

In a corresponding transaction, Texas recalled right-hander Spencer Patton from Triple-A Round Rock. He was on the taxi squad in Toronto and will be in the bullpen for Saturday afternoon’s game.

Patton, 34, was 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA and two saves in 42 relief appearances with the Rangers in 2021. He struck out 48 batters in 42 1/3 innings.

–Field Level Media