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Adduci Joins the Rangers' DL Club

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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 18: Jim Adduci #35 of the Texas Rangers collides with Leury Garcia #28 of the Chicago White Sox at second base in the bottom of the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 18, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    The Texas Rangers' bench is already well below average, as it's a pretty obvious weakness on a team that is contending for a division title.

    Jim Adduci's recent injury will make that weak link even weaker as the veteran outfielder was placed on the disabled list over the weekend after fracturing a finger sliding into second base in Friday night's win over the Chicago White Sox.

    Adduci was the Rangers' best bench bat so far this season, hitting .462 in 13 at-bats, including a couple of big hits in late-game situations where his speed was utilized. In Adduci's place, the Rangers called up middle infield prospect Luis Sardinas, who collected his first career hit on Sunday in the Rangers' blowout loss to the White Sox.

    Adduci is one of 10 Rangers players currently on the disabled list — good for tops in baseball.