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Greer’s Season Done With Rangers

September 22, 2000

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Texas outfielder Rusty Greer, who hasn’t started the past eight games because of inflammation in both feet, will not play again this season for the Rangers.

Manager Johnny Oates said Friday that the decision was made based on Greer’s visit to a doctor the day before.

``The doctor suggested that he not play, or there would be the possibility of a more serious injury,″ Oates said.

Oates said surgery isn’t an option right now for Greer, who instead will spend the final week of the season resting and doing rehabilitation.

``We want to go conservative until January,″ Oates said. ``But we don’t want to wait until January to decide if it’s worse than we thought.″

Earlier this season, Greer went on the disabled list for the first time in his career because of a strained hamstring. During that time, he also had arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle.

Greer played in just 105 games this year, the fewest since he played in 80 games as a rookie for the Rangers in 1994. He batted .297 in 296 at-bats, ending a streak of four consecutive .300 seasons.

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