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April 09, 2010

Ian Kinsler update, tonight's lineups

Second baseman Ian Kinsler, fresh off a cortisone shot in his sprained right ankle, could return from the disabled list April 21 for the start of a three-game series at Boston.

If all goes well with the shot, Kinsler hopes to start running either Sunday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington or Monday in Cleveland. He said once he's able to run, he can start taking ground balls and turning double plays. If he hasn't experienced any setbacks after a few days of those activities, he would head out on a rehab assignment.

Kinsler isn't anticipating any issues catching up at the plate. He has taken batting practice off and on since suffering the injury March 12, including a few times this week.

Mariners lineup

Ichiro Suzuki, rf

Chone Figgins, 2b

Casey Kotchman, 1b

Milton Bradley, lf

Ken Griffey Jr., dh

Jose Lopez, 3b

Franklin Gutierrez, cf

Adam Moore, c

Jack Wilson, ss

Rangers lineup

Julio Borbon, cf

Michael Young, 2b

Josh Hamilton, lf

Vladimir Guerrero, dh

Nelson Cruz, rf

Chris Davis, 1b

Taylor Teagarden, c

Joaquin Arias, 2b

Elvis Andrus, ss

-- Jeff Wilson



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