|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||26.10||1.00||1.00||0.00||4.45||1.25||25.00||13.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland|| 3.1||0||0|| 2.70||0||4||4|
|vs LHB|| 6.1||0||0|| 7.11||0||3||9|
|vs RHB|| 12.1||0||0|| 5.84||0||10||13|
|05/05/2013||Jair Jurrjens, SP BAL|
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
|Michael Kirkman, RP TEX|
Jim Johnson, RP BAL
|05/01/2013||Billy Butler, DH KC|
Michael Kirkman, RP TEX
Seth Smith, LF OAK
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
|Eduardo Nunez, SS NYY|
Brandon Morrow, SP TOR
Matt Joyce, RF TB
Kendrys Morales, DH SEA
|Last 10 Games|
|Michael Kirkman is long man in bullpen|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) The Rangers have tabbed reliever Michael Kirkman as the new long man in the bullpen, FOX Sports reports Monday.
Kirkman has a 6.11 ERA and blew a save his last time out Sunday against Detroit. That said, he hasn't allowed an earned run in four straight appearances. He has 21 Ks over 17 2/3 innings.
|Michael Kirkman works three innings for save|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/21/13) Rangers pitcher Michael Kirkman earned his first career save in Sunday's series finale against the Mariners. He came on for starter Justin Grimm in the sixth inning and worked three frames.
The left-hander allowed one run on two hits and also struck out two while walking two. His lone damage came in the form of a Kyle Seager solo homer in the ninth inning.
Kirkman also lowered his ERA from 6.00 to 5.00 in the 11-3 win.
|Michael Kirkman tabbed as setup man|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/27/13) Rangers manager Ron Washington named left-handed pitcher Michael Kirkman one of his two primary setup men to begin the year, according to the Dallas Morning News.
"If he stays consistent in his delivery and his stuff is as good as we’ve been seeing, he’s a weapon," Washington told the Morning News.
Kirkman had an outside shot at winning a rotation spot late in camp but will shift to this role after allowing three earned runs in 10 innings this spring.
|Michael Kirkman to be used in late-innings|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/27/13) After losing out on the Rangers' fifth starter spot to Nick Tepesch, Michael Kirkman will make the club as a reliever. Manager Ron Washington said the 26-year-old lefty could get some looks in the eighth inning, as a setup man for Joe Nathan. Kirkman had a 3.82 ERA and a 4.31 FIP in 35 1/3 relief innings with the team last season.
|Rangers will fill fifth rotation spot internally|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/26/13) The Rangers will fill the fifth spot in their rotation with an internal candidate, according to MLB.com.
The club has been scouting Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang, but a club official said there was “nothing going on there.” Recently released Chris Young is not considered an option for the team.
Michael Kirkman will pitch against the Angels Wednesday, and the team has been considering using him in the rotation.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|5/26/13||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||3:40 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Trevor Cahill|
|5/29/13||ARI||8:05 pm||Brandon McCarthy|
|5/30/13||ARI||2:05 pm||Wade Miley|
= probable start