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Adduci Suffers Setback on Finger

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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' first base woes are well known at this point.

    Prince Fielder, of course, is out for the season after being brought in via a blockbuster trade this offseason. Mitch Moreland will find out soon whether he's going to be out for the season or just for a month after suffering an ankle injury that will require some sort of surgery.

    That's where Jim Adduci comes in. He made the Opening Day roster as a backup outfielder and was worked at first base after the Fielder injury while rehabbing a finger injury he suffered in the opening weeks of the season.

    It appeared over the weekend that Adduci was set to hit the big club again after batting .462 in his nine games this year but in the final stretch of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock he re-injured his broken pinky and had two screws inserted in the finger to help stabilize it.

    Now, he'll be out for at least three or four weeks before he can start playing in games again, and then you'd have to factor in a week or so of rehab starts before he could possibly return to the Rangers after the all-star break.

    The hits just keep on coming.