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June 10, 2013

Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland on comeback trail to Rangers' lineup

Rangers finally received some good news Monday from their injured players.

First of all, no one else was put on the disabled list. But, also, Ian Kinsler (stress reaction in ribcage) and Mitch Moreland (strained right hamstring) worked on the field and hit in the cages as they work to get back in the lineup in the near term.

Kinsler played catch and did work around second base with manager Ron Washington, his first on-field activities since going on the disabled list May 19. He hopes to be reinstated from the disabled list on this homestand, the longest of the season. He will have to go on a rehab assignment.

"I'm getting closer," he said. "We'll just have to see how it responds, and that will determine tomorrow's activities."

Moreland said he ran at around 60 percent without any issues. If his hamstring continues to improve as it has since Wednesday, when he was injured at Boston, he expects to come off the disabled list as soon as 15 days are up.

"I'm feeling really good," he said. "It was a mild issue."

Colby Lewis (triceps tendinitis) played catch for a second straight day and could throw a bullpen session next week, and Matt Harrison (back surgery) was given the go-ahead from doctors to intensify his workouts and he could start playing catch next week.

-- Jeff Wilson


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