Second baseman and leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler stepped up the pace of his rehabilitation program by fielding grounders and making limited-range throws during an afternoon workout. Kinsler, on the disabled list since May 16 because of a stress reaction in a rib, is at least 10 days away from returning. Until then, the Rangers will stay with Elvis Andrus in the leadoff spot despite his struggles there, manager Ron Washington said. “I’ll live with Elvis there,” Washington said. Andrus reached base twice during the win against Cleveland, raising his on-base percentage to .294 in 111 plate appearance as the leadoff hitter. Kinsler has a .369 on-base percentage for 162 plate appearances as the leadoff hitter. Washington said Andrus may be trying too hard to fill in for Kinsler. “Sometimes, you get outside of what you should be doing,” Washington said.
Ian Kinsler still 10 days away from returning; what it means for Elvis Andrus
Dallas Morning News | Jun 11