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MICHAEL KIRKMAN RUMORS

Texas Rangers: can they win with an all right-handed pen?

The Texas Rangers opened the 2015 season by breaking one of the cardinal rules of baseball.  Texas had zero left-handed relievers on their opening day roster.  In an era which is ruled by matchups and disposing of a team on a batter to batter basis, this is practically unheard of.  The Rangers must have seen this coming after the departure of lefties Neal Cotts and Robbie Ross...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers send down Michael Choice, cut Michael Kirkman

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Outfielder Michael Choice, in a 1-for-16 spring training slump, has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock by the Texas Rangers. Choice, selected by Oakland with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, hit .369 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 28 spring training games last year, then batted .182 with nine homers in 84 games during the season. The...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Choice sent down by Rangers, who cut Michael Kirkman

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Outfielder Michael Choice, in a 1-for-16 spring training slump, has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock by the Texas Rangers. Choice, selected by Oakland with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, hit .369 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 28 spring training games last year, then batted .182 with nine homers in 84 games during the season. The Rangers...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Rangers bullpen lefty sidelined

SURRPISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers are now down to two healthy left-handed bullpen arms in camp. Edgar Olmos, who was picked up on waivers from Seattle earlier this week, has a sore shoulder. He's sidelined along with Michael Kirkman, who hasn't thrown this week because of a sore shoulder as well. "We know it's an area we're light," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "Our...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Shoulder soreness sidelines Rangers Kirkman

The Texas Rangers opened camp thin on the left side in the bullpen and are a little thinner now. Michael Kirkman, who is one of three left-handed relievers in camp with Texas, will be out for a few days with a shoulder impingement. That leaves the Rangers with just Alex Claudio and Martire Garcia as lefty relievers in camp. Texas general manager Jon Daniels doesn't think Kirkman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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