Rangers suspend LHP Mendez for seeking outside medical care

The Texas Rangers suspended left-handed pitcher Yohander Mendez on Wednesday after he sought unauthorized medical care, according to general manager Jon Daniels.Daniels said Mendez, 25, was in violation of his contract, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, but the GM didn’t go into detail.The length of Mendez’s suspension is not clear.To seek outside medical opinions, players need to ask permission from the team, and any doctors involved must be on a list pre-approved by the club and MLB.Mendez, who has been bothered by shoulder inflammation this spring, will remain in Arizona during the suspension, according to Daniels. He has not pitched in a game this spring.