The Texas Rangers have placed 31-year old righty starting pitcher Lucas Harrell on the 15-day disabled list due to a right groin strain. Harrell has pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Rangers since they acquired him in a deal with the Braves and he is 1-0 with a 5.60 ERA and a 1.93 WHIP. Harrell has now pitched in 9 games (all starts) overall this year for the Braves and Rangers in which he is 3-2 with a 4.21 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. The Rangers have called up 26-year old righty starting pitcher Nick Martinez to replace Harrell on the pitching staff and most likely the rotation. Martinez has pitched in 7 games (5 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 1-3 with a 7.18 ERA and a 1.98 WHIP. He has given up 36 hits (7 homers) and 16 walks while whiffing 10 batters in his first 26 1/3 innings for the Rangers this year, so he has been getting hit really, really hard this year. Martinez has now pitched in 60 games (50 starts) in his first three years with the Rangers and he is 13-22 with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.