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Rangers announcer: Runner on 'fifth' base

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre, right, and Michael Young

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre, right, and Michael Young celebrate after the Rangers' 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. (June 18, 2012) Credit: AP

Texas Rangers play-by-play announcer Dave Barnett 'botched' a call on Monday night in San Diego that will cost him at least two games.

During the eighth inning, Barnett said a runner was on "fifth" base after a "botched robbery." He then mentioned a "henchman" before the broadcast went silent for several moments.

On Tuesday, the Rangers issued a statement that said Barnett will be evaluated over the "next few days."

The team said Barnett believes he's had a recurrence of migraine headaches.


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