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Friday, March 8, 2013
Injuries: Mike Olt back after short absence

By Ron Matejko

MARYVALE, Ariz. -- The only new injury update of note for Friday's Cactus League matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers is the return of third baseman Mike Olt to the Rangers' lineup.

Olt missed two games with an impacted wisdom tooth, which led to an extraction. He was originally slated to play right field for the second time this spring Wednesday before being scratched in the morning. Olt will return to the infield for today's game.

Other injury notes:

  • RHP Kyle McClellan (shoulder soreness) and RHP Wilmer Font (biceps tendinitis) will throw live batting practice Saturday.

  • RHP Joakim Soria (Tommy John surgery) and RHP Justin Miller (Tommy John surgery) will throw bullpen sessions today.

  • RHP Colby Lewis (surgery, torn flexor tendon) will throw his next bullpen Sunday.

  • RHP Neftali Feliz (Tommy John surgery) is throwing long toss out to 75 feet.

  • LHP Martin Perez (fractured left ulna) is not expected to resume a throwing program for approximately four weeks.

  • C Eli Whiteside (mild left calf strain) will have his left calf re-examined today.