Biceps tendinitis sidelines Rangers' Oviedo

Former Marlins closer could miss a couple days due to injury

Biceps tendinitis sidelines Rangers' Oviedo

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, who is in camp on a Minor League contract, is dealing with biceps tendinitis in his right arm and will be sidelined for a couple of days.

Oviedo is an experienced closer who had 92 saves for the Marlins from 2009-11, when he was known as Leo Nunez. But he missed all of 2013 season because of Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery and had a 3.69 ERA in 32 games for the Rays last season.

He is trying to win a spot in the Rangers' bullpen but has a 4.91 ERA in four Cactus League appearances. An arm issue could be a significant setback in his chances of winning a spot in the highly competitive bullpen race.

"We'll just have to see how his arm responds in the next couple of days," assistant general manager Thad Levine said.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.