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Ian Kinsler scratched Wednesday due to stomach virus

May 16, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

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From Anthony Andro of comes word that the Rangers have scratched second baseman Ian Kinsler from their starting lineup on Wednesday night because of a stomach virus.

Alberto Gonzalez will play second base and Elvis Andrus will fill in at the leadoff spot as Texas opens a two-game series against the visiting Athletics.

Kinsler is batting .275/.356/.471 with five home runs, five steals and 18 RBI in 174 plate appearances this season. He’s considered day-to-day but has to be considered questionable for Thursday’s matinee.

  1. Lukehart80 - May 16, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    The Lawrie suspension is totally ridiculous!!!

    Oh wait, wrong comment thread.

  2. jjschiller - May 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Love that pic for this story.

    McClelland: “So like I said, a stomach virus is nothing to fool around with. And don’t get me started on tapeworms.. I once spent 3 weeks in the Venezuelan winter league, and I’ll tell you what…”

    Kinsler: “…….”

  3. APBA Guy - May 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Stomach virus. Baseball slang for (1) hangover (2) food poisoning (3) something I got from my kids (4) really, it is a stomach virus. Honest, C’mon fellas, it is!

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