HOUSTON -- It's not known when Hank Blalock will return to the Texas Rangers because the soon-to-be first baseman has had a rehabilitation setback.
The setback follows his carpal tunnel surgery.
Blalock, a former All-Star third baseman, is scheduled to switch
to first when he returns to the Rangers. He was supposed to be
activated from the disabled list yesterday, but injured his right
hand diving for a ball Sunday with Triple-A Oklahoma.
Star slugger Josh Hamilton and fellow outfielder Milton Bradley
are both out of tonight's lineup against Houston. Rangers manager
Ron Washington said Hamilton needed a couple of days off after
leaving yesterday's game with knee inflammation.
Bradley, who pinch hit on yesterday, is expected to return to
the lineup tomorrow after not starting since straining his left
quadricep June 17.