Originally created 06/17/04

Rangers put Dominguez on DL



CINCINNATI -- The Texas Rangers put right-hander Juan Dominguez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained muscle in the back of his shoulder.

Let-hander Nick Bierbrodt was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma to take his place and start Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Rangers also transferred right-hander Jeff Nelson from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. He had surgery on his right knee and elbow a month ago.

Dominguez gave up five runs in only 3 1-3 innings Saturday in a 12-7 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.