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Joe Saunders still experiencing pain in ankle

4/16/2014

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers starter Joe Saunders still isn't ready to return to action and it's unclear when he might return. Saunders attempted to throw a bullpen session Wednesday but had to cut it short after experiencing more pain in his left ankle.

Saunders will take a few days off and then reassess. An MRI didn't show any structural issues, but did show a bone bruise.

Saunders made one start for the Rangers, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. A ground ball by Evan Longoria hit Saunders in the left ankle and contributed to the shortened start.