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Rangers Reliever Keone Kela Out 3 Months After Elbow Surgery

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    Stephen Dunn
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18: Pitcher Keone Kela #50 of the Texas Rangers walks off the field after giving up the winning run on a balk in the ninth inning to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 1-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    Texas Rangers reliever Keone Kela has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow to remove a bone spur and will be sidelined about three months.

    The procedure was performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington, Texas, on Friday, a day after Kela was placed on the disabled list. The 23-year-old right-hander experienced pain Tuesday when he pitched against Houston, his seventh outing of the season.

    Kela's absence puts more pressure on a struggling bullpen. Rangers relievers entered Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox with an AL-worst 5.59 ERA.

    Texas called up right-hander Phil Klein from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday to replace Kela.