Texas Rangers reliever Mark Lowe has returned to Arlington to have his injured left hamstring examined by team physician Dr. Keith Meister.
Lowe hurt his hamstring during warmups before Wednesday night's 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics. The right-hander is 2-3 with one save and a 3.80 ERA in 52 appearances for the reigning AL champion and AL West-leading Rangers, whose magic number was down to three to clinch the division. He has retired his five batters over two outings.
Righty reliever Michael Gonzalez also flew home Thursday because of an illness. The team didn't consider his bug to be anything serious. Gonzalez is 2-2 with one save and a 4.38 ERA in 54 outings.