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Cole Hamels to miss eight weeks with strained right oblique

Minnesota Twins v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers looks into home plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Globe Life Park on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Texas won 14-3. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Cole Hamels

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MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that Rangers starter Cole Hamels underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a strained right oblique. He’s expected to miss eight weeks. The Rangers recalled Anthony Bass to take the vacant roster spot as Hamels heads to the 10-day disabled list.

Hamels, 33, was scratched from Tuesday’s start against the Astros with tightness in his oblique muscle. The lefty compiled a 2-0 record with a 3.03 ERA and a 15/12 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings to start the season.

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