"The type of person Elvis is, he's trying to put too much pressure on himself," manager Ron Washington said. "At every point in the batting order, there is a job to be done and not everyone can do it. Do I think he can handle the job? Yes. But you can't do anything about a guy who wants to be very good. Sometimes when you want to be very good, you get outside yourself."
Washington's other options while Kinsler is sidelined are either second baseman Jurickson Profar or his centerfielders: Leonys Martin and Craig Gentry.
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