ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers reliever Frank Francisco is not available for tonight's game after receiving a cortisone injection just below his armpit on his pitching arm.
The club said that Francisco should be able to return after a day or two. He experienced some soreness in that area, but the Rangers don't believe Francisco will need to go on the disabled list.
Other injury updates:
* Assistant GM Thad Levine said he hopes that Ian Kinsler, Nelson Cruz and Cristian Guzman can all go out for rehab assignments by the end of this week. They may be split up between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Oklahoma City.
* Dustin Nippert is supposed to throw a bullpen tomorrow and would go out on a rehab assignment by the end of the week as well.