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Kinsler to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

Kinsler to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

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Kinsler to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

ARLINGTON -- Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler went through a full workout Wednesday and has been cleared for a rehabilitation assignment. He will report to Double-A Frisco on Thursday night.

Kinsler, who has been on the disabled list since May 18 with a strained muscle in his right ribcage, went through full batting practice and fielded ground balls before the Rangers' game against the Indians on Wednesday. Kinsler said he feels fine, and he's ready to play.

"I haven't had anything physical to tell me not to continue to push it, continue on the same path," Kinsler said. "Hopefully I can get on the field real quick."

The plan for Kinsler is to be used as a designated hitter on Thursday night and then play second base on Friday and Saturday. He could be activated off the disabled list either Sunday or Monday based on how the three games go.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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