The Texas Rangers place Ian Kinsler on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Thursday 29 July 2010 at 4:35 pm

The Rangers have placed starting 2B Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin. Kinsler has played in 76 games for the Rangers this season and he is 87 of 292 (.298 avg, .805 OPS) with 55 runs scored, 6 homers, 38 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. The Rangers have called up their #8 ranked prospect, 24-year old lefty swinging 1B/OF Mitch Moreland to replace Kinsler on the active roster. Moreland has played in 95 games in AAA-ball this year and he is 102 of 353 (.289 avg, .855 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 12 homers and 65 RBIs. He has now played in 361 games in four years in the minors and he is 437 of 1,398 (.313 avg, .892 OPS) with 211 runs scored, 48 homers and 264 RBIs. Moreland could push Chris Davis for P.T. at 1B.

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