Ian Kinsler receives three stitches between innings
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/18/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler received three stitches on the left side of his chin after absorbing a collision at the plate.
He cut his chin on the mask of catcher John Jaso and had blood all over his uniform. He was stitched up and examined for any signs of a concussion by team doctors between innings. Kinsler remained in the game and finished 1 for 3 with a run scored in a 6-2 win. He is hitting .294 with seven homers and 22 RBI.
Ian Kinsler leading off in return to lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/15/2013) The Rangers activated second baseman Ian Kinsler off the disabled list Saturday and started him against the Blue Jays, MLB.com reports.
Texas optioned Leury Garcia back to the minors with Jurickson Profar remaining on the roster. Kinsler went 0 for 8 in two rehab games with Double-A Frisco. He returned to bat leadoff with Profar on the bench.
Ian Kinsler begins rehab stint
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/14/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler began his minor-league rehab assignment Thursday night with Double-A Frisco.
Kinsler finished 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. He has been since May 18 with a right intercostal strain and is hopeful of rejoining the Rangers as early as Sunday.
Ian Kinsler shooting for Sunday return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/12/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler went through a full workout Wednesday, including batting practice, and is hoping to return to the Texas lineup as early as Sunday, ESPN reports.
Kinsler could begin a three-game rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Frisco. Out since May 18 with a right intercostal strain, Kinsler believes he's ready to play.
"I haven't had anything physically telling my I'm not," Kinsler said. "I'm going to continue to push."
Ian Kinsler takes batting practice
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/12/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinslertook batting practice Wednesday, FOX Sports reports. Kinsler would like to begin a rehab assignment Thursday.
The Rangers have not said where that rehab assignment will take place. Kinsler, who is on the disabled list with an intercostal injury since May 18, doesn't have a projected timetable to return.
Ian Kinsler pushing for live BP
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/11/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (intercostal) told the Star-Telegram that he felt better Tuesday during on-field drills than he did Monday.
Kinsler, who has been sidelined since May 18, is pushing to take live batting practice in the coming days before starting a minor-league rehab assignment. The Rangers have yet to release a timetable for the 30-year-old.
"I'd like to be taking BP by tomorrow," Kinsler said. "Hopefully just one day of BP and then rehab. Thursday would be nice. That would be ideal."
Ian Kinsler hits off a tee Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/10/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (intercostal) said he felt fine after working out Monday, according to FOX Sports Southwest. He hit off a tee Monday, but he hasn't progressed to live pitching yet.
Ian Kinsler begins baseball activities
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/9/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (intercostal) began baseball activities Saturday, as he hit off a tee. Still, the Rangers have no timetable for his return.
"We're hopeful he has meaningful progress this week," assistant general manager Thad Levine said Sunday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Ian Kinsler showing improved mobility
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who is on the DL with a fractured rib, has not begun swinging the bat yet, ESPN reports Wednesday.
Kinsler's mobility has improved and he said Sunday that he's feeling better.
"He's not having any issue where he can't rotate like he did when he tried to do something," manager Ron Washington said.
Ian Kinsler out another two weeks
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) The Rangers got some bad news on injured second baseman Ian Kinsler Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
Kinsler has a stress reaction in the right side of his rib cage and will be out at least another two weeks.
Originally placed on the DL May 18 with an intercostal strain, the issue has now become more serious. The 30-year-old could be looking at a late-June return.
Ian Kinsler aims to be back June 2
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (intercostal strain), who is eligible to come off the disabled list June 2, said he expects to be activated after a minimum 15-day stay, per MLB.com. However, he hasn't resumed baseball activities as of Wednesday.
Ian Kinsler lands on DL
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) The Rangers announced that Ian Kinsler has been placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to an intercostal strain, FOXSports.com reports. The Rangers recalled Jurickson Profar as the corresponding roster move.
Kinsler was missing time and the Rangers thought it best to place him on the DL rather than let the injury linger. Kinsler last played May 17 against the Tigers and is batting .302 on the year with seven homers and 20 RBI.
Ian Kinsler decision coming shortly
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) The Rangers will evaluate the status of second baseman Ian Kinsler Sunday, ESPN reports. Texas must decide whether or not to place him on the disabled list due to his bruised ribs.
Kinsler is missing time and the Rangers summoned top prospect Jurickson Profar in case the infielder is needed to fill in for the veteran Kinsler. Profar will officially be recalled if Kinsler lands on the disabled list.
Ian Kinsler remains out with bruised ribs
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is out the lineup again Saturday with bruised ribs, Fox Sports Southwest reports. Kinsler injured his ribs Thursday against the Tigers and was also held out of Friday.
Hitting .302/.369/.500 with seven home runs and three stolen bases, Kinsler can be considered day-to-day.
Ian Kinsler out with bruised ribs
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is out of Friday's lineup with bruised ribs, MLB.com reports.
Kinsler injured his ribs sliding into third base in Thursday's game. He will be replaced by Leury Garcia. Consider Kinsler day-to-day for now.
Ian Kinsler gets rare day off
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) For just the second time in 37 games, Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was left out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Astros. Leury Garcia drew his second start at second base.
Kinsler has been hitting well the last few weeks, batting .368 (25 for 68) in his last 15 games, sending his batting average from .282 to .322. Kinsler is also slugging .603 with two home runs, seven RBI and 10 doubles in that span.
Ian Kinsler snaps out of funk
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler had a solid game Friday during a 4-2 win at Houston. Kinsler recorded two hits.
The leadoff batter went 2 for 5 with a double, his 10th of the season. Kinsler has gone 5 for 10 in his last two games with a double, home run and RBI to snap out of a funk he was in earlier in May.
Ian Kinsler homers in three-hit performance
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler had a big night Wednesday, going 3 for 5 with a single, double and his seventh home run of the season in his team's 4-1 win over the Brewers.
Bouncing back from two straight 0-for-4 performances, Kinsler boosted his line to .324/.387/.544 in 151 plate appearances this year with the three-hit game.
Ian Kinsler keeps on hitting
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Rangers second basemen Ian Kinsler was able to extend his hitting streak to 10 games Saturday against the Red Sox. KInsler didn't wait long to extend his streak as he sent John Lackey's first pitch of the game over the left-field seats for his sixth homer of the year.
“I was just ready to hit,” Kinsler said. “He gave me a good pitch and I put a good swing on it.”
Kinsler, who now has 28 career leadoff home runs, finished 1 for 5 in the 5-1 win. He is batting .432 (19 for 44) with one home run and seven RBI during his hit streak.
Ian Kinsler hitting .330 after three-hit game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler extended his hitting streak to seven games with a 3-for-5 performance against the White Sox Wednesday, raising his batting average to .330 on the season. He's 14 for 31 during the hot streak.
Ian Kinsler keeps getting on base
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler extended his on-base streak to eight games Wednesday by going 1 for 3 with one walk, one run and one RBI against the Angels. Now hitting .282 on the year, Kinsler has reached base safely in 18 of his 20 games this season.
Ian Kinsler clubs another home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler slugged his fifth home run of the season Thursday.
Kinsler led off the fourth inning, and took a Carlos Villanueva change-up out to left field. Kinsler is batting .315/.393/.593 in 61 plate appearances to open the season.
Ian Kinsler starting strong again
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler had his best month of the 2012 season early, hitting .298/.400/.574 with five home runs in 110 plate appearances in April. He's starting this season strong as well, hitting .294/.379/.529 with four home runs in 58 plate appearances.
After striking out 90 times and drawing 60 walks in 2012, Kinsler has a 6:6 K:BB ratio in his first 13 games of 2013. He'll try and stay hot when the team faces the Cubs Thursday after Wednesday's postponement.
Ian Kinsler fills up stat sheet
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler provided the Rangers' only scoring in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Mariners, hitting his fourth home run of the season in the fourth inning. He also added a single and stolen base in the game, raising his season average to .318.
Ian Kinsler picking up his production
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler hit his second homer in as many days Sunday night against the Angels. He launched a three-run shot off Mark Lowe in sixth inning.
Kinsler also collected two singles -- with one of them driving in a run -- and finished 3 for 3 with four RBI, a pair of runs scored and a walk in the 7-3 win.
The 30-year-old has gone 6 for 12 (.500) in the last three games with six RBI and three runs scored. He will face the Rays and Mariners during Week 2 (April 8-14).
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler collected his first hits of the 2013 campaign on Tuesday night against the Astros. He went 2 for 4 with a homer, a walk and a pair of runs scored in the 7-0 win.
Kinsler reached on an infield single in the third inning before launching a two-run shot off Rhiner Cruz in the seventh.
The 30-year-old now has 996 career hits.
Ian Kinsler with big offensive night
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler had a ridiculously solid performance atop the order on Monday night during a Cactus League game against the Royals.
Doing most of his damage against starter Ervin Santana, Kinsler went 3 for 3 in the game with his first home run of the spring. Kinsler went deep in the fourth inning for a two-run shot. He added two singles and scored twice for the Rangers.
Kinsler had been struggling on the spring and is now batting .214 on the Cactus League.
Kinsler atop the lineup
(2/19/2013)Ian Kinsler batted leadoff in the Rangers' first intrasquad game on Tuesday and manager Ron Washington told MLB.com that's where the 30-year-old will remain when the regular season starts. Kinsler has been the leadoff hitter for Texas each of the past two seasons. "He's not a prototypical leadoff hitter, but he can get us a run with one swing of the bat," Washington said. "It's a position he's comfortable at, and I expect him to get back to being the spark plug he was before."
Kinsler to remain at second base
(1/7/2013) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said during the press conference to introduce Lance Berkman on Monday that Ian Kinsler will remain at second base in 2013. Mitch Moreland will serve as the team's first baseman with prospect Jurickson Profar likely beginning the year at Triple-A. There had been rumors during the offseason that Kinsler might change positions so Profar could play second base for Texas.