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Ian Kinsler MRI Shows Positive Results; Kinsler Nearing Return

And we've got some good news on Ian Kinsler's wonky groin:

Ian Kinsler MRI shows significant improvement. Will hit in cages today and take ground balls.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

The Rangers have managed to get by without Kinsler, and hold what is pretty much an insurmountable lead in the AL West, but Andres Blanco and Cristian Guzman have proved to be poor substitutes in Kinsler's stead. Non-Kinsler second basemen for Texas this year have batted just .236 (42/178) on the year with zero home runs.

Barring any setbacks, Kinsler should report to a rehab assignment shortly.