The Texas Rangers have placed All-Star 2B Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list with a sports hernia that could require season ending surgery. This hurts the Rangers big time as Kinsler was really a pistol at the top of the lineup for them. Kinsler has played in 121 games this season for the Rangers and he is 165 for 518 (.319 avg, .892 OPS) with 102 runs scored, 18 homers, 71 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. Ramon Vazquez will likely get most of the playing time while Kinsler is out. He has played in 88 games this season for the Rangers and he is 82 for 266 (.308 avg, .842 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 6 homers and 39 RBIs. The Rangers have also recalled 23-year old righty swinging Joaquin Arias from AAA to replace Kinsler on the roster. He was the #26 prospect in the Rangers’ farm system coming into this season according to Baseball America. Arias has played in 104 games in AAA-ball this season and he is 128 for 432 (.296 avg, .750 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 7 homers, 49 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. The Rangers will miss Kinsler big time no matter how well that Vazquez and Arias play.