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KEVIN KOUZMANOFF RUMORS

Rangers drop veterans Kevin Kouzmanoff, J.P. Arencibia from roster

  Infielder Kevin Kouzmanoff and first baseman J.P. Arencibia were among six players the Texas Rangers assigned outright to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. Kouzmanoff and Arencibia, also a catcher, both have the right to decline the assignments and become free agents. The Rangers also lost left-hander Joseph Ortiz to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim. Kouzmanoff, outfielder Engel...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Kevin Kouzmanoff may need back surgery

The Texas Rangers lost to the Oakland A's on Tuesday night by the score of 9-3. The loss was the third straight for the Rangers, who dropped to 15-12 on the season. The news got worse for the Rangers as third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff said he may need back surgery to correct a herniated disc in his lumbar spine. As reported by Dave Sessions of MLB.com, Kouzmanoff was named...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Back surgery likely for Rangers' Kouzmanoff

ARLINGTON, Texas - It looks like the Texas Rangers will be without a key to their hot start for the next couple of months. Third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, who sparked the offense when Adrian Beltre was on the disabled list, is likely going to require back surgery after back specialist Dr. Drew Dossett recommended it. Kouzmanoff, who has a herniated disk in his back, will get a second...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Kevin Kouzmanoff, Pedro Figueroa

The Texas Rangers got a couple scares during last night's victory over the Oakland Athletics.  First they lost breakout star third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to back tightness in the fourth inning and then reliever Pedro Figueroa left during the eighth inning with an elbow injury.  Let's examine both players.Kevin KouzmanoffKouzmanoff has been a surprise at third base...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kouzmanoff tabbed AL Player of the Week

Kevin Kouzmanoff has certainly softened the blow of the loss of Adrian Beltre and the rest of the American League has taken notice. Kouzmanoff was named the AL player of the week Monday for his work last week. Kouzmanoff had eight RBI and 20 total bases for the Rangers last week while tying for the league lead in runs scored (six) and doubles. He also batted .345 for the week and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Relying on Kevin Kouzmanoff and Other Reserves

On Saturday the Texas Rangers placed outfielder  Jim Adduci on the 15-day disabled list after he fractured his left pinkie finger sliding into 2nd base the night before. While placing the reserve outfielder on the DL will not generate headlines in the national sporting news, it does allow the Dallas Morning News’ sports reporter Gerry Fraley  to point out an interesting note...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Kouzmanoff keeps hit streak alive with home run

ARLINGTON, Texas – A crowd of 44,811 showed up to Globe Life Park on Saturday for Yu Darvish Bobblehead Night. If Kevin Kouzmanoff keeps hitting like he has been, he might need a bobblehead night of his own. Kouzmanoff, filling in at third for an injured Adrian Beltre, hit a vital home run in the eighth inning Saturday to hold off the White Sox, 6-3. Chicago had just scored...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster hopeful Kevin Kouzmanoff continues to display power for Marlins

The Florida Marlins likely saw the addition of Kevin Kouzmanoff to the organization as an option at Triple-A. Instead the 31-year-old infielder is putting on a power display this spring. Kouzmanoff hit his third home run of the spring on Tuesday, combined with his three doubles he now has a .400 batting average. Reading too much into spring training numbers is always dangerous especially...
Via Tireball.com
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals sign veteran 3B to minor-league deal

KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff on a minor league contract for the 2012 season. The contract includes an invitation to Royals Major League Spring Training camp in Surprise, Ariz. The 30-year-old Kouzmanoff (KOOZ-mah-nahf) combined to play 73 games for the Oakland Athletics and Colorado...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals, Kouzmanoff agree to minor league contract

Third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. The team announced the deal Saturday. Terms were not disclosed. Kouzmanoff hit .235 with seven homers and 33 RBIs in 73 games for Oakland and Colorado last season. He's a career .255 hitter over six seasons that included stops...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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