Rangers’ Joey Gallo placed on 10-day IL with oblique strain

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SEATTLE, WA – MAY 27: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers high-fives teammates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Logan Forsythe #41 of the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 27, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo has been placed on the 10-day injured list a day after leaving a game with a left oblique strain.

Gallo began Sunday tied with three other players for second place in the American League with 17 home runs and was in first place in slugging percentage (.653).

Gallo left the Rangers’ game against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning Saturday, an inning after hitting his second homer in two days. He was pulled after visiting with manager Chris Woodward and trainer Matt Lucero while batting with a 3-2 count. He initially felt the injury in the outfield and then again on a checked swing during that plate appearance.

Gallo had an MRI and passed some strength tests after the game. He is scheduled to be evaluated further Sunday.

Center fielder Delino DeShields was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

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