Ian Kinsler may not be ready to return until September


Rangers general manager Jon Daniels admitted yesterday that Ian Kinsler may not be ready to return from his strained groin until September, which is quite a change from the initial recovery timetable when he was placed on the disabled list last month.
In fact, Kinsler initially said he wanted to play through the injury and the Rangers told reporters it wasn’t considered serious, making it seem like a precautionary move done in part because of their comfortable lead in the division.
Instead, now Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Kinsler “likely won’t try to swing a bat for at least a week” and late-August seems like the current best-case scenario.