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Archive for Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Texas skipper Showalter sits out as precaution

July 25, 2006

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— Buck Showalter missed his second consecutive game Monday night, a precaution advised by a team doctor after the Texas Rangers' manager sat out a game in Chicago and spent a night in the hospital for dehydration.

Showalter returned to Texas before Monday's series opener against the New York Yankees after being released from a Chicago hospital. He told reporters about two hours before the game that he planned to be on the bench.

But only minutes before the game started, the team announced that Showalter had met with Dr. David Hunter and been advised to get more rest.

Bench coach Don Wakamatsu managed the Rangers again, just as he did Sunday against the White Sox. Showalter, who missed consecutive games for the first time in his managerial career, was expected to return tonight.

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