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Rangers place Michael Kirkman on DL with skin cancer

It's not the first time Michael Kirkman has been placed on the disabled list while batting skin cancer, but it's just as frightening.  With most injuries, there is a clear-cut path to recovery.  For Kirkman, recovery is slightly more tricky.  The cancer itself should be relatively easy to deal with, but Kirkman wants to rid his body of the disease completely. Evan...
Via MLB Injury News
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' Kirkman on DL with lymphoma reccurence

The Texas Rangers have put left-hander Michael Kirkman on the 15-day disabled list after a recurrence of lymphoma around his right triceps. The team says a complete recovery is expected. In making the move Sunday, the Rangers said Kirkman will begin treatment shortly and will be able to participate in baseball activities. Kirkman was initially diagnosed in January 2012 and had...
Via Fox Sports
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Recurrence of cancer leads to DL for Rangers' Kirkman

Texas left-hander Michael Kirkman, who has struggled throughout the season, has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a recurrence of a cutaneous lymphoma located on his right triceps. Kirkman is expected to begin treatment soon and will be able to participate in baseball activities. He's expected to recover soon but there's no timeline for a return. Kirkman was originally...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers have confidence in Kirkman

ARLINGTON, Texas The pitching numbers Rangers left-hander Michael Kirkman have been ugly. The stuff Kirkman's put up those numbers with isn't. That's what gives Texas manager Ron Washington the confidence to keep going to the left-hander despite an ERA of 6.97 and a WHIP of 2.08, the second highest among relievers in the American League. "He's pitching in...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Spring Training Notes (2/23)

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Lone Star Dugout will be in Surprise for the entirety of spring training, and we begin our in-depth coverage with some notes from Saturday's Cactus League action against the Royals. Some of the players profiled include lefties Michael Kirkman and Joe Ortiz and right-hander Jake Brigham.
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kirkman, Rangers lose to A's in walkoff

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Hicks led off the bottom of the ninth with a towering home run to center for his first major league clout, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Hicks connected off Michael Kirkman (0-1) for Oakland's majors-leading ninth walkoff win. He became the fourth player in franchise history to hit a game-ending...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Robbie Ross Vying for Bullpen Role

As spring training winds down, the Texas Rangers bullpen is still in flux. In particular, Robbie Ross is chasing a left-handed reliever role that current Toronto Blue Jay — and one of the game’s better relievers — Darren Oliver once had. At present, Ross is competing with Michael Kirkman for the job, which is of interest because Texas might employ only one lefty in its bullpen...
Via Fangraphs
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Brewers-Rangers rained out in fourth inning

PHOENIX (AP) -- The game between the Milwaukee Brewers and a Texas Rangers split squad was rained out in the fourth inning on Sunday. The Brewers scored four runs in the bottom of the third to take a 6-4 lead. After Manny Parra pitched a scoreless fourth, Michael Kirkman threw one pitch in the bottom of the inning before the umpires called for the tarp. After a 12-minute rain delay...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Kirkman expects to earn a spot on big league team

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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Left-handers Kirkman, Perez could join 'pen

The Rangers' mini-camp includes two top candidates for a spot as a left-handed reliever in their bullpen: Michael Kirkman and Martin Perez.
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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