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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Rangers send Beltre down to Triple-A

By ESPNDallas.com

The Rangers announced Tuesday that they optioned pitcher Omar Beltre, who took the loss Monday night, to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled reliever Doug Mathis.

Beltre gave up four runs in three innings in Monday's 9-3 loss to the Indians. In two starts since being called up, he went 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in seven innings.

Mathis, who will be in uniform for tonight's game against Cleveland, was 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA in nine relief appearances for the Rangers earlier this season. His last big league appearance was May 14 at Toronto.

Richard Durrett just called in to report that shortstop Elvis Andrus and third baseman Michael Young aren't in the lineup for tonight's game. It will be the first time Young doesn't start this year. Richard will have more on the lineups a little bit later.