MLB Rangers place RHP Joe Barlow (finger) on 15-day IL

The Texas Rangers placed right-handed reliever Joe Barlow on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with a blister on his right index finger.

The team also recalled right-handers A.J. Alexy and Josh Sborz from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned left-hander Kolby Allard to Round Rock.

Barlow pitched in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 14-7 loss to the Oakland A’s in 12 innings. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out a batter in one inning of work.

Barlow, 26, is 3-1 with a career-best 13 saves and a 3.26 ERA in 30 bullpen appearances this season.

Alexy, 24, made his MLB debut last year and pitched in five games for Texas. He is 4-3 with a 6.43 ERA in 18 games (14 starts) this season at Round Rock.

Sborz, 28, has no decisions and an 8.71 ERA in 10 relief appearances this season with the Rangers.

Allard, 24, is 0-2 with an 8.47 ERA in nine relief appearances. He has allowed eight homers in 17 innings of work.

–Field Level Media

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