Ian Kinsler to the disabled list, Mitch Moreland up

Per the S-T, Ian Kinsler is heading to the disabled list, and Mitch Moreland is having his contract purchased and joining the 25 man roster.

Wow.  A couple of very intriguing moves here.

First, on Kinsler...per the story, the team doesn't think Kinsler's injury is serious, but wants to get him healthy and rested for the stretch run.  Given that the team has a 7.5 game lead, and given that Kinsler has been playing on a bad ankle all season, I think this is reasonable...you want Kinsler to be 100% come October.

Secondly, the Moreland recall.  I wouldn't be shocked if part of the motivation for the Kinsler move was to give the Rangers a chance to take a look at Moreland on the major league level.  Chris Davis is continuing to not hit, and I am guessing the Rangers are going to want to give Moreland some semi-regular playing time to get his feet wet in the majors, evaluate him against major league pitching, and decide if, come the post-season, they would be better served with Moreland at first base than with Davis.

UPDATE -- The injury is apparently a left groin strain.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lone Star Ball

You must be a member of Lone Star Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lone Star Ball. You should read them.

Join Lone Star Ball

You must be a member of Lone Star Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lone Star Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker