Rangers put Pudge on disabled list

Thursday, May 3rd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Arlington, Texas-AP) -- Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday night because of a bruised left heel.

Rodriguez was hurt when his heel hit first base awkwardly as he ran out a grounder in the ninth inning Friday night at Cleveland. He then missed two games.

Doug Mirabelli replaced Rodriguez in the starting lineup against Detroit, and was 0-for-1 with two walks in the Tigers' 8-to-4 win.

To replace Rodriguez on the roster, Texas has purchased the contract of catcher Mike Hubbard from Oklahoma of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.

Hubbard joined the Rangers on Thursday.