ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -The Texas Rangers activated outfielder Frank Catalanotto from the 15-day disabled list Monday and sent infielder Travis Metcalf back to Double-A Frisco.
Catalanotto was batting .140 in 18 games before going on the DL May 1 with tendinitis in his right biceps. He played one rehabilitation game at Frisco and four at Triple-A Oklahoma, where he hit .385 with two doubles and five runs.
Metcalf was 0-for-2 in two games after getting called up from Frisco on Friday when third baseman Hank Blalock was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, which affects the nerves that pass through the shoulder into the neck.
Blalock was scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a rib to alleviate the problem and could miss up to three months. Metcalf was thought to be his replacement, but Ramon Vazquez went 6-for-7 with two home runs in two starts at third base over the weekend against Houston.
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