Texas chose the contract of right-hander Spencer Patton out of Triple-A Round Rock. Patton was available to pitch immediately for Wednesday's outing.
Feb ESPN stats, Kennedy heads to the IL third in the American League with 12 saves. He has no wins or losses and holds a 2.53 ERA across 21 looks and 21.1 innings pitched.
Kennedy cannot return to the active roster before June 16.
This development comes one day after the Rangers designated outfielder and designated hitter Khris Davis for mission after Davis struck .157 with two home runs and five RBI in 22 contests. Based on Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin Appeared to Be interested in bringing Davis back to the club when speaking with reporters on Tuesday.
Oakland traded Davis into Texas in February.
Following Tuesday's loss, the Rangers fell to 23-39 on this season.