Found June 19, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Jeff Baker
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers have placed utility player Jeff Baker on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right thumb. While he’s been progressing, Baker told T.R. Sullivan that the process has taken longer than expected. "It's progressing, but I'm progressing in baby steps," Baker said. "The decision was made, now I need to get ready. It's frustrating, but it's out of my control. The biggest thing is to get healthy and don't have any setbacks." Baker has been out since last Wednesday when he suffered the injury while high-fiving a teammate. He’s yet to resume baseball-related activities, as he’s having trouble gripping a bat or throwing a baseball. Initially the Rangers were hoping to have Baker back by this weekend, but that was no longer expected to be the case so the DL move was made. Prior to landing on the shelf, Baker was hitting an impressive .317/.391/.695 with four doubles and nine home runs over 92 plate appearances. In addition to placing Baker on the DL, the Rangers optioned first baseman Chris McGuiness to Triple-A while recalling catcher Robinson Chirinos and left-hander Joe Ortiz. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

Rangers put Baker on DL and send McGuiness down

ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers have made a pair of roster moves, putting Jeff Baker on the disabled list and optioned first baseman Chris McGuiness to Round Rock. To take the roster spots, the team has recalled left-handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz and catcher Robinson Chirinos. Baker is on the DL with a sprained right thumb. The move is retroactive to June 13. Baker hurt the thumb...

Rangers INF Baker on DL with sprain from high five

The low point of that high five for Jeff Baker is a trip to the 15-day disabled list. The Texas Rangers placed the utilityman on the DL with a sprained right thumb on Tuesday, five days after an over-exuberant high five from an unidentified teammate. ''It's frustrating when something is out of your control and it's non-baseball related,'' Baker said. '...

Collision at the plate leaves Kinsler in stitches

ARLINGTON, Texas It will take more than three stitches to keep the Rangers' Ian Kinsler out of a game. Kinsler, who just returned from the disabled list over the weekend, suffered a cut on the left side of his face after a home plate collision in the third inning Tuesday. Kinsler was cut by the mask of Oakland catcher John Jason when he scored from second on a single to center...

Calming Cotts sets up winning finish for Rangers' bullpen

ARLINGTON, Texas It had been a while since the Rangers' bullpen had to protect a lead, but the Rangers' relief staff showed no signs of rust in Monday's 8-7 win over Oakland. The bullpen retired the first 16 batters faced and helped the Rangers' offense, which finally showed some life, reclaim the lead for good. "They settled it down and gave us a chance to...

Perfect throws lead to perfect win for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers saved their best for last in Thursday's win over Oakland. Two perfect relay throws by center fielder Craig Gentry and shortstop Elvis Andrus made for an easy tag for catcher A.J. Pierzynski at home plate to end the game. The 4-3 win wasn't always a thing a beauty as it dragged out for three hours and 39 minutes, but the Rangers found perfection...

Rangers' Kinsler gets stitches after collision

Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is back on the field with stitches on his face and blood on his jersey after a vicious collision at home plate. The start of the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game against Oakland was delayed for several minutes while Kinsler was getting treatment. When Kinsler slid feet-first into home in the bottom of the third, his helmet came...

Rangers bringing Perez back up, pushing back Yu

The Texas Rangers are planning to bring top pitching prospect Martin Perez back to the majors and give ace Yu Darvish an extra day of rest. After Thursday's series-clinching 4-3 victory over Oakland, the Rangers said they would recall left-hander Perez from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday to start that night against the St. Louis Cardinals. Rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch...

Like a hockey player, Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler gets stitches, returns to game (video)

Doing his best hockey player imitation, Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler returned to the game after receiving stitches following a violent collision at home plate that left his face bloodied. The collision occurred during the third inning of the team’s game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday when Kinsler slid feet-first on a single [...]The post Like a hockey player...

Rangers' Joakim Soria looks to begin rehab assignment Thursday

The Texas Rangers need some help.  They were leading the American League West for much of the early part of the season, and it looked like they would run away with the division.  Now though, the Rangers are two games behind the first place Oakland A's.  Help may not be coming for the offense very soon, but the bullpen could get some relief soon.  Joakim Soria is on his way...

What should the Texas Rangers do with Jurickson Profar?

Much hand-wringing has been going on for basically the last year and a half in and around Arlington regarding what to do about the Texas Rangers’ top prospect, Jurickson Profar. The angst has only ramped up more during this current season as injuries to several infielders, and what’s viewed as an inevitable suspension of outfielder Nelson Cruz for his involvement in the Biogenesis...

Oakland A’s Look for Series Split Against Texas Rangers After 9-4 Loss Wednesday

Heading into the four-game series against the Texas Rangers, the A’s held a three-game lead over their division foe. Following the first three games of the series, that lead is now down to two games after losing two of the first three games. It’s now up to A.J. Griffin and the A’s offense to force the series split by winning today’s early start on a getaway day and pushing...

Supreme Justice Alito throws 1st pitch in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was just a bit wide of the plate. Alito threw the ceremonial first pitch before the Texas Rangers' home game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. His throw went well right of the plate, but Rangers assistant coach Gary Pettis came out of a crouch and reached out to catch it in the air. Wearing a Rangers...

Watch: Ranger’s outlast the A’s with a dramatic play at the plate.

credit to What looks to be an early pennant race in the A.L West; the Texas Rangers have closed the gap held by the Oakland A’s down to a game after winning three out of four in this week’s head-to-head series. Oakland and Texas are becoming a little bit of a rivalry as both teams have been neck and neck at the top of the division going back to last...

Program Pride

In 1990, Diamond Dog ace Bobby Reed won 15 games before being selected in the third round by the Texas Rangers. Before Reed would make the move to the minors, he spent a little time in Omaha, Nebraska as part of one of Mississippi State's greatest teams to play in the College World Series. Reed and Mississippi State have both returned to Omaha this week.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.