ARLINGTON TX - OCTOBER 31: Pitcher Darren O'Day #56 of the Texas Rangers reacts to giving up a home run against the San Francisco Giants in Game Four of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 31 2010 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Darren O'Day To Have Surgery For Torn Hip Labrum

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Darren O'Day Hip Injury Sends Reliever To 60-Day DL

Before the Rangers said much of anything on the matter, Darren O'Day wrote on his Facebook page that he was going on the disabled list with a torn labrum in his hip. Now, we have confirmation. Says Jon Morosi:

Rangers place Darren O'Day on 60-day DL for surgery to repair a partial tear of the labrum in his left hip.

Where O'Day wrote that he was hoping for a quick recovery and return to the mound, that's not going to be the case - the operation and subsequent rehab will keep him out for at least two months. It's a pretty big blow to a Rangers bullpen that's also currently operating without closer Neftali Feliz.

Minor league call-up Ryan Tucker will try to fill the void, but realistically, one can expect Ron Washington to lean heavily on Darren Oliver, Arthur Rhodes and Pedro Strop for the time being.

Though the team's in first place, this is an uneasy time to be a Rangers fan.

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Darren O'Day Injury Likely To Knock Rangers Reliever To DL

Recently, Texas Rangers reliever Darren O'Day has been battling hip soreness that made him unavailable for work. He threw a clean inning Tuesday night against the Blue Jays, but then Wednesday morning, he wrote the following on his Facebook page:

"Headed to the DL for a torn labrum in my left hip. Beyond that, I dont [sic] know much. Hopefully recovery will be quick, and I'll be back on the mound in no time."

The Rangers haven't issued any confirmation, and say that O'Day is due to see a specialist. They say they'll have more information prior to their game later Tuesday. But it seems curious that O'Day would write what he wrote if he weren't sure about it, so a stint on the disabled list looks probable.

If O'Day does go on the DL, look for the Rangers to call up reliever Ryan Tucker. The right-handed Tucker is a former first-round pick with ten strikeouts in 11 innings with AAA Round Rock.

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