Shoulder better, O'Day ready to pitch

Shoulder better, O'Day ready to pitch

Shoulder better, O'Day ready to pitch
ARLINGTON -- Darren O'Day was activated from the disabled list after being sidelined since Aug. 25 with inflammation and soreness in his right shoulder. O'Day has been throwing off the mound in the bullpen over the past week and is ready to pitch without physical restrictions in a game.

"He will be used however we feel he needs to be used," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He could be used when we're ahead or when we're behind."

But O'Day is not going to move back into his old role as the Rangers' primary right-handed setup reliever. That job has been taken over by Mike Adams and Mark Lowe.

O'Day was 8-3 with a 1.94 ERA in 140 games as a setup reliever over the past two seasons, but has struggled this season. He missed May and June with a torn labrum in his left hip, and he has been up and down from Triple-A since the All-Star break. O'Day is 0-1 with a 5.93 ERA in 13 games.