Rangers left-handed pitcher Kenny Rogers shoved two cameramen yesterday, sending one to the hospital in a videotaped tirade that included his throwing a camera to the ground and threatening to break others.
Rogers, who missed his last start with a broken pinky caused by another outburst earlier this month, erupted at the cameramen as they filmed him walking to the field for pregame stretching before Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Rogers, 40, shoved the first cameraman, who was shooting video of Rogers, telling him, "I told you to get those cameras out of my face."
Rogers then approached a second cameraman. He wrestled the camera from Larry Rodriguez of Dallas-Fort Worth television station KDFW, threw it to the ground and kicked it.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound pitcher saw two other cameramen who were recording from the Rangers' dugout and walked toward them. He did not make contact with the men.
"I'll break every . . . one of them," Rogers said before he was escorted to the clubhouse by catcher Rod Barajas.
The Rangers sent Rogers home about an hour later.
KDFW News Director Maria Barrs said paramedics took Rodriguez to an Arlington hospital to be checked out.
"He does have quite a bit of pain, in his shoulder and his arm and his leg," Barrs said.
Rangers Manager Buck Showalter did not see the outburst but said the team would investigate.
"It's not something we'll take lightly," Showalter said.