ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Jim Adduci was available Tuesday after having to come out of Monday's game against the Pirates with a strained muscle in his right shoulder.
Adduci, a left-handed hitter, wasn't in the lineup Tuesday because the Pirates had left-hander Francisco Liriano on the mound. But he was available as a pinch-hitter and will most likely be back in the starting lineup Wednesday against right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Adduci struck out in his second at-bat Monday against Pirates starter Gerrit Cole and felt a spasm in his right shoulder. He then felt his right arm go numb.
"It was something I never experienced before," Adduci said. "It kind of caught me by surprise. I tried to squeeze my hand and get the feeling back, but it wouldn't come back. It was kind of scary. It just made my arm numb."
The numbness eventually went away. Adduci underwent some tests and nothing serious was found. He had no problems taking batting practice Tuesday.
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