Young out of the lineup…so is Kinsler

Michael Young showed up at Minute Maid Park on crutches Saturday morning. He is still hoping to play Saturday but the Rangers decided against it. Hank Blalock is starting at third base.

“Mike is smart,” manager Ron Washington said. “He’s not going to put us in jeopardy. If he can’t go, he can’t go.”

Young had x-rays on Saturday morning on his injured right foot. He expects it’s only a sprain but was awaiting the results. Ian Kinsler also got the day off with Omar Vizquel starting at second base. He was in a 4-for-33 skid going into Saturday.

Kinsler will play Sunday. The Rangers are day-to-day with Young.

“It’s tough because this is a National League park,” Young said. “Hank and I can’t just flip-flop so I can DH for a day. Hopefully this is one of those things where it can’t get any worse. If it’s just pain, I can take it.”

The Rangers don’t expect Young to go on the disabled list. Remember Young played much of last season with small fractures in his ring fingers.

He injured the foot in the first inning on Friday trying to get back to first base on a pickoff attempt. He stepped on first baseman Lance Berkman’s foot and twisted the ankle.

“This is a good one,” Young said. “Lance has big feet.”

 

 

 

13 Comments

I hope he gets to play…he’s bats on fire.

If MICHAEL YOUNG has no broken bones or could not do more harm, let him start. Even hurt MICHAEL is better than most!

M.Y is a winner. He is a champion, and he deserves to wear the “c” on his jersy. He is the captin of this team. Hicks, if your reading this, I hope that you make him the official Captin

The Capitan. What more can you say? That`s a true player. Can he just say “put me on the dl” ? sure. But he knows everybody depends on him. True definition of a champ

This is typical Mike… he gets hurt in the 1st and keeps going. If it was up to him, Mike would take the field with crutches.

What would it take for the Braves to get Nelson Cruz?

Nice game for us today. Feldman looked good and both Michael and Ian got a rest. Know something? I’d give them both tomorrow off too. Omar and Hank need to play. It’s a long season for evryone otherwise. I like this team and I “Believe It!”

Glad to see Feldman get the win today. As for RW sitting down Young, smart move. Why risk the chance of further injury with 120 game remaining. Blalock going 3-4 was not a bad replacement. Tough three weeks coming up: six with NYY, three with Bos, four with Tor and three with LAD.
Go Rangers…….

Dear Braves10: It would take Salty, Andrus, Harrison, and Feliz…..oh wait…..we already did that one. No thanks. Cruz is a keeper here! I don’t think we should even consider trading him. He is producing just as quietly as he was released last year. It’s about time we caught a break and that we did when no one wanted Nellie! Great win today. This is a team that can win no matter who is plugged in where. Omar Vizquel….another genius move!

Dear Braves fan…for a start we will require Tommy Hanson RHP, Boone Logan LHP, and Raphael Soriano Relief pitcher and for other parts we will get back with you. thanks for your inquiry…

Dear Braves fan…for a start we will require Tommy Hanson RHP, Boone Logan LHP, and Raphael Soriano Relief pitcher and for other parts we will get back with you. thanks for your inquiry…

Dear Braves fan…for a start we will require Tommy Hanson RHP, Boone Logan LHP, and Raphael Soriano Relief pitcher and for other parts we will get back with you. thanks for your inquiry…

Dear Braves fan…for a start we will require Tommy Hanson RHP, Boone Logan LHP, and Raphael Soriano Relief pitcher and for other parts we will get back with you. thanks for your inquiry…

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