Rangers purchase Sikorski for spot start Wednesday

Wednesday, August 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Arlington-AP) -- The Texas Rangers have bought the contract of right-handed pitcher Brian Sikorski from Triple-A Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League.

Texas obtained Sikorski last night and plans to start him in tonight's finale of a three-game series against the New York Yankees.

It'll be the major league debut for Sikorski, who's 10-and-9 with a 4-point-04 earned-run average for the RedHawks this season.

Sikorski will start in place of Ryan Glynn, who's been placed on the disabled list while team doctors try to determine why he fainted in the dugout during a game last Friday.

The Rangers initially planned for Jonathan Johnson to make his first start of the season Wednesday. But he was forced into early relief action last night after starter Doug Davis allowed seven runs on ten hits over two and two-thirds innings in a 10-to-2 loss.