Rangers Replace Injured Outfielder with Triple-A Star for Four-Game Series in Oakland

Wyatt Langford placed on the injured list by the Rangers

Triple-A infielder Jonathan Ornelas has been called up to replace injured outfielder Wyatt Langford on the 10-day injured list. The decision was made before the start of a four-game series in Oakland and is retroactive to the day after Langford left a game in Kansas City.

Langford, who was drafted fourth overall in last summer’s MLB amateur draft, had been performing well since making the Rangers’ roster out of spring training. He had started 31 of the team’s first 34 games, splitting time between DH and left field. However, he seemed to slow down while running to first base during a play in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game, ultimately leading to his injury.

In Langford’s absence, Ornelas will take over at left field. Ornelas has been performing well at shortstop this season, hitting .278 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 24 starts. He made his major league debut last year, playing in eight games for the Rangers.

Ornelas will bring some much-needed energy to the team as they continue their series against Oakland. With Langford’s impressive performance so far this season, his absence is definitely felt by the team. However, with Ornelas stepping up and taking on this new challenge, it remains to be seen how he will perform at left field.

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