SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes received a cortisone injection late Friday to help relieve the tendinitis in his left wrist. Rhodes will sit out the next two days and then resume activities early next week.
Club officials do not expect the injury to keep Rhodes out of Opening Day.
Rhodes, 41, has been bothered by the wrist recently but continued to pitch through it. He was taken out of Friday night's game with two outs in the seventh (he had allowed a run in that inning). Rhodes has a 12.97 ERA this spring, but some of that could be attributed to the wrist.
"Arthur is not one to make an excuse, but I do think it's been bothering him," assistant GM Thad Levine said. "He was gutting it out and never said he needed time down. But with the proximity to Opening Day, we wanted to be as aggressive in treating it as we could."
* OF Craig Gentry (sprained AC joint in shoulder) said he was planning on taking batting practice today. The Rangers are hopeful he can play in a spring game before the season starts.