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Beer Mug Injury Puts Rangers Pitcher Jake Diekman on DL

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    Beer Mug Injury Puts Rangers Pitcher Jake Diekman on DL
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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 6: Jake Diekman #41 of the Texas Rangers throws win the seventh inning Seattle Mariners at Global Life Park in Arlington on April 6, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

    A cut from a broken souvenir beer mug has landed Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman on the 15-day disabled list.

    Diekman hurt his left index finger while reaching into his luggage for a beer mug he bought at the bar Cheers in Boston. The mug had broken in his bag, and a piece of glass pierced his finger.

    The left-hander was replaced Friday by right-hander Keone Kela, who was activated off the 60-day disabled list. To make room for Kela on the 40-man roster, Derek Holland was moved from 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

    Kela is returning three months after elbow surgery.

    Diekman last pitched on July 5 at Boston and his DL stint is retroactive to July 6. He has a 2.73 ERA in 39 appearances.

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