Texas's Tyler Rand is hit with the ball during the NCAA men's college baseball game against Standford at the UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin,Tex., Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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LF Tyler Rand out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Posted February 27th, 2016

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Freshman left fielder Tyler Rand will miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand on Friday, a Texas team spokesman said.

Rand, one of the Longhorns’ hottest hitters through five games, took a fastball on his right (throwing) hand as he squared to bunt in the third inning of a 4-3 win over Stanford. Rand remained in the game and played defense in the fourth inning before coming out.

Rand, the No. 9 batter, is third on the team in hitting (.333). He’s scored three runs, driven in two RBI and stolen two bases bases.

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Rand, of Langham Creek, was replaced in Saturday’s lineup by Travis Jones.

It’s been a tough series for Texas’ corner outfielders. On Friday, right fielder Patrick Mathis strained a hamstring running out a pop fly and has not played since. His injury is not thought to be as severe as Rand’s.

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