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Ian Kinsler reportedly headed to disabled list with leg injury

Jul 29, 2010, 12:18 PM EDT

Jeff Wilson of the Dallas Morning News reports that Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler will be placed on the disabled list today “with an injury to his left leg that isn’t considered serious but needs to be rested and treated for the stretch run.”
Kinsler missed nearly all of April with an ankle injury, but played in 76 of the Rangers’ next 78 games before sitting out last night’s loss to the A’s.
According to Wilson, he “expressed a desire to continue playing with the injury” but the Rangers thought better of it, choosing to play it safe with a 7.5-game lead in the AL West.
Andres Blanco figures to be the primarily fill-in for Kinsler at second base and the Rangers seem unlikely to pursue a different replacement before Saturday’s trade deadline.

  1. Kung - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Always injured, this guy. A great player when healthy, but I think he’s yet to play a full season, IIRC.

  2. Joker34 - Jul 29, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Blanco is a solid backup who is good enough to keep from losing a game for the Rangers by himself. Kinsler has been very injury prone throughout his career but that does not take away from the fact that he is a great asset for the Rangers organization. Rangers management is playing it smart here by temporarily letting him sit and rest, although management probably consists of Ron Washington, who knows that if he doesn’t get into the playoffs this year, he won’t have a job. Anyways, the Rangers are not going to be affected by this too negatively as long as Kinsler is able to make a recovery within 15-20 games. GO RANGERS!

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