Before the Rangers said much of anything on the matter, Darren O'Day wrote on his Facebook page that he was going on the disabled list with a torn labrum in his hip. Now, we have confirmation. Says Jon Morosi:
Rangers place Darren O'Day on 60-day DL for surgery to repair a partial tear of the labrum in his left hip.
Where O'Day wrote that he was hoping for a quick recovery and return to the mound, that's not going to be the case - the operation and subsequent rehab will keep him out for at least two months. It's a pretty big blow to a Rangers bullpen that's also currently operating without closer Neftali Feliz.
"Headed to the DL for a torn labrum in my left hip. Beyond that, I dont [sic] know much. Hopefully recovery will be quick, and I'll be back on the mound in no time."
The Rangers haven't issued any confirmation, and say that O'Day is due to see a specialist. They say they'll have more information prior to their game later Tuesday. But it seems curious that O'Day would write what he wrote if he weren't sure about it, so a stint on the disabled list looks probable.
If O'Day does go on the DL, look for the Rangers to call up reliever Ryan Tucker. The right-handed Tucker is a former first-round pick with ten strikeouts in 11 innings with AAA Round Rock.