SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers reliever Eric Gagne will start the season on the disabled list, MLB.com reported Thursday.
Gagne, formerly a dominant closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has missed most of the past two seasons after undergoing elbow and shoulder surgery. The Rangers want him to get more innings before he pitches in a majpr [sic] league game and are hoping to get him back by April 13, when they play the Seattle Mariners.
"He's feeling great," pitching coach Mark Connor told the Web site. "He just needs to pitch more innings."
Akinori Otsuka, who had 32 saves last year, will be the closer until Gagne returns, the Web site reported.
Feeling great, sure. Ranger fans, stay tuned for...the rest of the story.