Lance Berkman, Nick Tepesch to DL

Updated: July 8, 2013, 7:08 PM ET
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman and rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch both were placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

One of their replacements, reliever Joakim Soria, is poised for his first major league appearance in nearly two years.

Berkman, a 37-year-old with a history of knee trouble, suffered an injury to his hip or lower back running to first base in Saturday's 9-5 loss to Houston. He stayed in the game for one more at-bat before leaving ...

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