Donnie Murphy has strained neck

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers utility infielder Donnie Murphy hit the foot of first baseman Justin Morneau as he hit the bag in the sixth inning and tumbled to the ground.

"I just landed weird on my shoulder and neck," Murphy said. "It's just stiff and sore right now. It felt like a whiplash, like I got hit."

Murphy was taken out and replaced by Josh Wilson. Manager Ron Washington did not know the extent of the injury as the Rangers will monitor Murphy to see if they need another player.

The last time they needed an infielder, they promoted Luis Sardinas because he was on the 40-man roster already, so they didn't have to make an extra move. If they decide to give Rougned Odor a look, they'd need to get him on the 40-man roster.

But again, the club will see how Murphy feels on Thursday.