Join the club, Shawn Tolleson.
In some somewhat disturbing, yet totally unsurprising news over the weekend, Texas Rangers late-inning reliever Shawn Tolleson was scratched from his Sunday outing with forearm soreness after being scheduled to throw on back-to-back days on Sunday and today.
Tolleson joins a growing list of Rangers players — mainly pitchers — who have dealt with a vast array of issues this spring. The Dallas Morning News reported Tolleson could've pitched on Sunday, but was told by the club to sit it out for precautionary reasons. Even still, terms like "forearm soreness" and "triceps soreness" are rarely a benign thing, it seems, especially for pitchers.
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Tolleson will likely pitch in a high-leverage role after a great 2014. The Allen native would most likely be a seventh-inning option, but could also possibly be a candidate for the setup man role if Tanner Scheppers has trouble reclaiming his 2013 form.