Treanor closer; Kinsler awaits MRI

Treanor closer; Kinsler awaits MRI

OAKLAND -- The latest from the Rangers' disabled list:

• Catcher Matt Treanor, who has been out since July 24 with a sprained left knee, said he is getting closer. Treanor has been hitting and throwing, and is starting to catch in the bullpen. He is hoping that he can go on a medical rehabilitation assignment in the next week or so during the Rangers' upcoming homestand.

"It's a battle working through the injury, but the progress has been good," Treanor said. "The whole idea is to come back and be fully functional. The idea is to be ready to play on a rehab assignment and when I come back, be able to play as if nothing happened."

• Second baseman Ian Kinsler (strained groin) is not doing anything until he undergoes an MRI on Monday in Arlington. That will tell him and the medical staff if he is ready to resume baseball activities.

• Pitcher Dustin Nippert, who was hit in the head with a line drive on July 19 in Detroit, has been cleared to resume baseball workouts back in Arlington.

• Joaquin Arias (back) is working out with the team here in Oakland.