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Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler has been cleared to start a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Thursday.After getting the clearance to play from team physician Dr. Keith Meister following a full batting practice and fielding session on Wednesday, Kinsler will DH in his first game for Frisco, followed by games on Friday and Saturday at second base.Barring any setbacks, Kinsler is slated to rejoin the Rangers on either Sunday or Monday in time for a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics.Kinsler was placed on the 15-day DL in mid-May after injuring his intercostal muscles (muscles that run between the ribs), allowing top prospect Jurickson Profar to receive his big league call-up.Before his injury, Kinsler was one of the most productive members of the Texas lineup, having batted .302 while slugging seven home runs and driving in 20 runs in 40 games.Kinsler had this to say in response to getting the call-up in time for the start of the series with Oakland:“Absolutely that has something to do with wanting to get back,” Kinsler said. “We are playing the team that is right there with us in the race. It’s a big series. I want to be ready to help.”Ever the fierce competitor and team player, Kinsler should be “ready to help” a Rangers team that has lost six of their last ten games, including their lead in the AL West standings, where they currently sit one game back of the Oakland Athletics.
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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...
Texas Rangers second baseman and leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler has been cleared to begin a rehabilitation assignment.
Kinsler, out since May 18 with bruised ribs, went through a full workout with the Rangers before Wednesday night's game against Cleveland. He took batting practice and did defensive drills with no problems.
The Rangers say Kinsler will play at least three games...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joakim Soria will make his Texas Rangers debut in Arlington Friday.
Of course Soria will only be facing hitters in a batting practice session, but it's a big step towards making his real debut for the Rangers.
Soria, who has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and a pectoral strain in Arizona, is happy to have the change of scenery.
ARLINGTON, Texas Nolan Ryan had plans to be the kind of father who was around a lot on Father's Day.
Ryan thought he'd retire from baseball in his early 30s and then take up coaching sons Reid and Reese through their Little League days.
Of course that didn't happen as Ryan ended his Hall of Fame career with 324 victories and 5,714 strikeouts at the age of 46.
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas manager Ron Washington said Wednesday night that an opponent scoring five runs against the Rangers usually isn't a bad thing.
It is these days.
Cleveland scored five runs off starter Nick Tepesch and that was more than enough offense as the Indians won the series with a 5-2 victory over the Rangers.
Texas has scored just 36 runs in its 11 June games...
Texas Rangers infielder Jeff Baker wasn't in the lineup Friday night because of a sprained right thumb. This in and of itself isn't newsworthy.However, the manner in which Baker injured himself certainly is.Baker was unable to grip a bat Friday after receiving an "over-the-top high-five" from one of his teammates during pregame handshakes Thursday. This is according...
The Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison is now projected to rejoin the Rangers sometime in September following two surgeries on his back to repair a herniated disk.The Rangers will start Harrison on a throwing program this Monday, wherein he is expected to throw on flat ground for about four to six weeks.At that point, he will be able to begin throwing off of a mound, which...
We always want to call these things early in the season, but after 13 starts, a 7-2 record, a 2.75 ERA, coming within a batter of a perfect game, and a MLB leading 118 strikeouts (including five game with 10+) it may be safe to make the call.
Yu Darvish is not going to have a sophomore slump--and the fans are loving it! Many of the 40,000+ that made Tuesday's game against...
Your browser does not support iframes.A group of energized Texas Rangers fans was on hand for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians. They came from San Antonio to make the trip.One of the fans from the group had the opportunity to impersonate Adrian Beltre during an interview in the fourth inning. And you better believe he did.Seen here is the fan doing his being imitation...
June 14 looks promising for injured Texas Rangers nearing returns. With Ian Kinsler already on a rehab assignment, focus can shift toward other key players soon to return. Within the next few weeks, the Rangers expect to have first baseman Mitch Moreland and pitchers Alexi Ogando, Colby Lewis, and Joakim Soria back on their active rosters. Here are their latest updates as of...
Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar is one of the most promising young players in baseball. He may be fearless when it comes to diving for a ground ball or standing in against a 100-mph fastball, but that doesn’t mean the 20-year-old has no fears at all. During an interview with BaDD Radio on KTCK-AM earlier [...]
Joakim Soria is finally set to throw off the Rangers Ballpark mound to major league hitters.
While Soria will only be throwing live batting practice to his Texas teammates, Friday is a significant step for the reliever still a few weeks from his Rangers debut.
''It's been a long spring training for me,'' Soria said Thursday. ''Finally, I'm here....
ARLINGTON, Texas Gus Walker, 14, knew he would get a behind-the-scenes tour of a Rangers broadcast with the Fox Sports Southwest crew on Thursday.
What he didn't know was that he would also throw out the first pitch.
"I didn't know that until the car ride here," said a wide-eyed Walker, whose family waited to inform him of the honor.
"We figured he'...
If this was Oct. 4, we would play the Rangers in a one-game season, in Texas. We would face Yu Darvish. We'd probably throw CC.
Grounds crew workers had to dig more then three feet to fix a pipe behind the pitchers mound at Rangers ballpark prior to Tuesdays game.
In order to fix the problem batting practice was cancelled prior to the game between the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians.
Repairs were made and the field was returned to its former self.
The Indians entered Tuesday on an eight game losing streak...