ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler needed three stitches and had blood on his jersey after a vicious collision at home plate in Tuesday night’s game against Oakland.
Kinsler was cut near the left side of his jaw after his face slammed into the mask of catcher John Jaso while sliding feet-first to score in the third inning. Jaso was unable to hold on to the ball after the jarring collision that jerked Kinsler’s head backward.
The start of the fourth inning was delayed...Read Full Story
About a decade ago, I got a text from Peter Gammons. “When did baseball players start having obliques?” Peter knew that players had always had the muscle, but it did seem that we were suddenly seeing more of them injured about that time. This year, it seems to be rib injuries that are the hot new thing in training rooms around the league.
Anatomically, there’s no difference. Ribs are ribs, and we have to assume that in almost all cases, MLB players have normal ribs in structure and...Read Full Story
As another week of baseball comes to a close, the Rangers have a number of prospects whose stocks have gone up or down based on last week’s performances. Of these prospects, many who are considered to be the top 10 in their organization had a chance to improve their stock within the team.
Here is a list of how the top 10 prospects within the Rangers’ organization fared during last week’s set of games.
All stats and info courtesy of baseball-reference.com, MLB.com, MiLB.com, ESPN.com, Star...Read Full Story
Texas Rangers fans have waited four weeks to read or hear these words: second baseman Ian Kinsler will begin his rehab assignment. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan and Master Tesfatsion report that Kinsler has received full medical clearance to begin his Minor League rehab assignment on Thursday, June 13. Kinsler will report to the Rangers’ Double-A Frisco Rough Riders of the Texas League.
Kinsler last played on May 17. He went on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his rib cage, He made...Read Full Story
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Ian Kinsler is a professional baseball player. He's a second baseman for the Texas Rangers and wears number 5. He is managed by Buck Showalter.