Fatigued Torrealba gets another day to rest

Fatigued Torrealba gets another day to rest

ARLINGTON -- Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was given another day to rest by manager Ron Washington on Tuesday, keeping him out of the lineup against the Astros.

Washington felt that after catching 10 innings on Saturday and starting the game Sunday, Torrealba's body could not handle catching on Monday. In light of that, he felt another day off Tuesday was appropriate.

"Just another precaution," Washington said. "I want to make sure that I give him time to recover. I certainly can't afford to lose him, and one more day isn't going to hurt, so I decided to just give him one more day."

With Torrealba temporarily sidelined and Mike Napoli on the disabled list with an oblique injury, Taylor Teagarden was in the lineup and behind the plate.

"[Torrealba] looked dehydrated. He looked like he was cramping up," Washington said. "I thought it was more than that, but that's all it was. It was a rough day, it really was. Especially after the night before. Your body will let you know when its ready to shut down, and I just want to make sure he's in good shape."

Washington said Torrealba would definitely return to the lineup on Wednesday.