Gonzalez likely out for the season

Aug. 22, 2003 at 7:16 PM
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ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Texas Rangers oft-injured outfielder Juan Gonzalez may miss the remainder of the season with a torn calf muscle.

On the disabled list since July 23 with a strained calf, Gonzalez received a second opinion on the injury and the results revealed a tear.

"He has a torn muscle in his calf and will be immobilized a minimum of two weeks, then the doctor will see him again," said Alan Nero, Gonzalez's agent. "He was disappointed and relieved. Obviously, he wants to get better."

Rangers General Manager John Hart disputed Nero's claim.

"Obviously, we wanted to see an MRI last week and we didn't see it," Hart said. "I know he was supposed to get a second opinion. That's just not consistent with what we had before."

Gonzalez is not part of the Rangers' plans for 2004.

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