Blanco heads to DL; Quintanilla recalled

Blanco heads to DL; Quintanilla recalled

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers placed shortstop Andres Blanco on the disabled list Friday with a stress reaction in his lower back. To replace him, they called up shortstop Omar Quintanilla from Triple-A Round Rock.

Blanco has been getting treatment on his back for about a week, and the Rangers weren't aware it was serious. But he was examined on Friday, and the diagnosis was that he would need at least a couple weeks of downtime.

Quintanilla, 29, was hitting .298 with five home runs, nine doubles, four triples and 25 RBIs in 51 games at Round Rock. A left-handed hitter, he was batting .408 in his last 11 games.

He played in the Major Leagues in parts of five seasons with the Rockies from 2005-09 and has a career batting average of .220. He can play multiple infield positions.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rangers placed pitcher Scott Feldman on the 60-day disabled list. Feldman, who pitches on Sunday for Round Rock in what is expected to be his last medical rehabilitation assignment, is still eligible to be activated at any time, because he has been on the 15-day disabled list since Opening Day.