ARLINGTON, Texas Jeff Baker got his first start of the season at second base for the Texas Rangers Wednesday night.
He shouldn't get used to playing there.
Regular second baseman Ian Kinsler went through a full workout Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco as soon as Thursday, which could result in him returning to the Texas lineup as early as Sunday.
Kinsler, who has been on the disabled list since May 19, hasn't had any issues since he began ramping up his workouts Monday.
"I'm shooting for Sunday," Kinsler said. "I might get here Sunday and I might not be in the lineup but I'd like to at least be available. I feel fine. I'm ready to play and I haven't had anything physically tell me I'm not. I'm going to continue to push it and hopefully I can continue on the same path I'm on."
Kinsler originally hurt himself in Houston during a May series in which he was hit by a ball while sliding at second base. Kinsler doesn't think sliding will be a concern....