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09/21/08 3:40 PM ET
Young gets another day to rest
Rangers unsure if Harrison will make another start
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
ARLINGTON -- Michael Young was out of the lineup for a second straight day while still dealing with stiffness and inflammation in the ring finger on his right hand. Young has been dealing with a fracture in the finger since the end of July, and he aggravated the problem on Friday night when he hit a pitch off the end of his bat. "He felt like he needed another day," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He doesn't say stuff like that, so when he says stuff like that, it must be true and it has to be true." The Rangers also are undecided if Matt Harrison will get another start. Harrison is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday, but the Rangers won't know for sure until he throws a bullpen session on Monday. Texas is concerned he is going through a "dead arm" period. "We'll know [on Monday] after his bullpen whether he can or can't," Washington said. "So far he's done everything he's supposed to do, but [Monday] we'll make a call." If Harrison pitches Wednesday, it likely will mean Brandon McCarthy won't pitch again this season. McCarthy is dealing with a sprained tendon in the middle finger of his right hand, and Washington is doubtful about him making one more start.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.