Brad Hawpe has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Frisco with left elbow fatigue. He has been trying to come back from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery that took place in August.
The Rangers used closer Joe Nathan in the ninth on Tuesday night even though they were losing, 10-3. Washington said Nathan was willing to pitch so they could give Koji Uehara and Yoshinori Tateyama needed rest. Said Washington, "That's being a great teammate, that's what that is."
Alexi Ogando gave up three runs in the eighth inning on Tuesday night but said his right hand was fine. He was hit in the hand by a line drive on Sunday but said that was not a problem for him anymore. Said Washington, "He's fine physically. He'll get it together."
Yu Darvish, who starts on Saturday against the Angels, on the back stiffness and intestinal problems he had on Sunday against the Blue Jays: "Honestly it's not that bad and it's getting better. Hopefully it will get better in the next two days."
Double-A Frisco outfielder Val Majewski was promoted to Triple-A Round Rock Wednesday while outfielder Ryan Strausborger was activated off the disabled list, replacing Majewski on the Frisco roster.