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 TORONTO (AP) -Texas Rangers right-hander Kameron Loe was placed on the five-day disabled list, and Willie Eyre will start in his place Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Eyre is 3-3 with a 3.88 ERA. Right-hander Mike Wood was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma, but will get the day off after throwing 81 pitches in eight innings in a victory over Fresno on Wednesday. He gave up three runs and five hits.
Wood was 9-3 with a 3.23 ERA in Triple-A. He has pitched in five games for Texas this season, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA.
Loe is 5-9 with a 5.80 ERA in 24 games this season, including 19 starts. He said the left side of his lower back became stiff while he was throwing a bullpen session between starts earlier this week.
``Towards the end of my bullpen, I felt my back getting a little tight,'' Loe said Friday. ``I threw one more pitch, and it just locked up on me.
Loe said he still felt ``a little uncomfortable'' Friday, but hoped to throw from flat ground Saturday. He is expected to miss two starts.
``I've battled this kind of stuff before,'' Loe said. ``It usually clears up in two to three days. This one is going to take a little longer. Being a tall guy, I have lower-back issues every once in a while. I've never had to miss a start before because of it. This one really got me, so they're going to put me on the DL.''

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