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MLB - US Sports: Gray returns to Rangers injury list

Texas Rangers pitcher Jon Gray will miss at least one start after he picked up a left knee strain according to general manager Chris Young.

The Rangers are 150/1 to win the World Series and Gray will go on the 10-day injured list, while Glenn Otto is expected to be brought up from Triple-A Round Rock to start on Friday night against Oakland Athletics in the opener of a three-game series.

Spencer Howard was due to start, but has been moved to Gray's spot on Sunday.

Gray still took Mariners loss

Gray was injured during his start on Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Incidentally the 30-year-old had only just come off the injured list with a blister on his right hand and Young said an MRI showed a low-grade sprain of MCL in Gray's knee.

Gray said that the injury occurred on the first pitch of the game when he stepped off the mound reacting to a fake bunt attempt. He finished five innings against the Mariners, but took the loss after giving up four runs, all coming on home runs.

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Gray signed a $56million, four-year deal with the Rangers in the off-season and he is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA in two starts this season.

Meanwhile, Otto made his Major League debut last season, going 0-3 with a 9.26 ERA in six starts. The 26-year-old has made two starts this season for Round Rock and has not allowed a run in seven innings pitched.

Young wants to get Gray right

Speaking to the official Rangers website, Young said: "The important part for us is to get this right, right now, to give this a chance to heal for the next 10 days and that he's ready to go and strong for the rest of the season.

"It's a long year and he's a big part of our season."

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