7/14KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman ready to pitch again: Texas Rangers RP Michael Kirkman (quadriceps) left his last outing Sunday, July 8, due to a mild strained of his left quadriceps...[+] muscle. He said Friday, July 13, he is available to pitch.
7/8KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman injures leg: Texas Rangers RP Michael Kirkman (leg) left his appearance Sunday, July 8, against the Minnesota Twins due to a mild left quadriceps...[+] strain.
6/12KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Robbie Ross, Michael Kirkman unlikely to start SaturdayTexas Rangers Ps Robbie Ross and Michael Kirkman are both unlikely to receive the start Saturday, June 16....[+]Texas Rangers Ps Robbie Ross and Michael Kirkman are both unlikely to receive the start Saturday, June 16.
6/2KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman picks up first career win: Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman allowed one run on one hit in three innings against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, June 2, to...[+] pick up his first career win. He struck out four batters and walked two in the game.
5/31KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Matt Harrison throws: Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (finger) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 31, and is expected to start Thursday, June 2, after...[+] dealing with a blister. If he cannot go, either Ps Dave Bush or Michael Kirkman would receive a start.
5/27KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman recalled: The Texas Rangers recalled RP Michael Kirkman from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned SP Brett Tomko in a corresponding move Friday,...[+] May 27.
4/20KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Making roster moves: The Texas Rangers have recalled C Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Round Rock and have purchased the contract of SP Brett Tomko,...[+] according to The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant. RP Mason Tobin (elbow) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list and RP Michael Kirkman will be sent to Round Rock.
4/20KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman gets worked over: Texas Rangers RP Michael Kirkman was pounded for six runs - five earned - and six hits over 1 2/3 innings of relief Tuesday, April...[+] 19, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, reports Richard Durrett, of ESPNDallas.com. Kirkman, who was being used as the long man, couldn't get anyone out, forcing manager Ron Washington to use RP Dave Bush for two innings.
4/15KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Place Colby Lewis on paternity leave: The Texas Rangers put SP Colby Lewis on the paternity-leave list and called up P Michael Kirkman Friday, April 15, according to...[+] Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Lewis, who can spend a maximum of three days on the list, is expected to make his next start Monday, April 18, or Tuesday, April 19.
3/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Tommy Hunter could miss six weeks: Texas Rangers SP Tommy Hunter (groin) could be out for six weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his right groin, according to ESPNDallas.com's...[+] Richard Durrett. Hunter will begin the year on the disabled list, and SPs Michael Kirkman or Dave Bush are the leading candidates to take the rotation spot. Hunter will receive a blood-platelet injection this weekend to speed the recovery process.
3/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Tommy Hunter has groin injury: Texas Rangers SP Tommy Hunter (groin) left his start Thursday, March 24, with a right groin strain, according to ESPNDallas.com's...[+] Richard Durrett. If Hunter cannot pitch by Opening Day, SP Michael Kirkman would be an option to replace him in the rotation.
3/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman sent down: The Texas Rangers sent SP Michael Kirkman to the minors Thursday, March 24, so that he can continue starting, according to MLB.com's...[+] T.R. Sullivan. SP Zach Jackson was also sent to Triple-A Round Rock to be a part of the rotation.
3/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Matt Harrison works six innings Wednesday: Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison allowed four runs - three earned - and six hits over six innings with three walks and three strikeouts...[+] Wednesday, March 23, reports T.R. Sullivan, of MLB.com. Harrison is battling Derek Holland and Michael Kirkman for one of the final two spots in the rotation.
3/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Rotation spots becoming clear: Texas Rangers SPs C.J. Wilson and Colby Lewis have been locked into the top two spots in the rotation for some time, but the rest...[+] of the rotation is starting to take shape, according to ESPNDallas.com's Tim McMahon. SPs Matt Harrison and Tommy Hunter appear to have won the third and fourth spots. 'Matt Harrison has had a great spring. He's got to be right thick in the mix,' pitching coach Mike Maddux said. 'Tommy Hunter has had one hiccup, but he had great stuff that day. Tommy might have a little lead on the other guys because of what he's done in the past. He's very deserving of being given that opportunity to be in the rotation.' The candidates for the final spot include SPs Derek Holland, Michael Kirkman, Dave Bush, Brett Tomko, Alexi Ogando and Neftali Feliz.
3/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman blasted Thursday: Texas Rangers SP Michael Kirkman was pounded for nine runs - four earned - and eight hits in just 2 1/3 innings Thursday, March...[+] 17. Kirkman is one of four pitchers battling for the last two rotation spots.
3/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman scheduled for five innings: Texas Rangers SP Michael Kirkman is scheduled to make his first Cactus League start Thursday, March 17, and he is slated to work...[+] five innings, reports T.R. Sullivan, of MLB.com. Kirkman is in the running for the fifth starter job.
3/16KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Four battling for two rotation spots: Texas Rangers Ps Neftali Feliz, Matt Harrison, Derek Holland and Michael Kirkman are vying for two open rotation sports, reports...[+] Jeff Wilson, of The Dallas Morning News.
3/11KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman dominates Friday: Texas Rangers SP Michael Kirkman allowed one run and two hits while striking out six and walking none in four innings Friday,...[+] March 11, as he competes for a rotation spot, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett.
3/8KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Matt Harrison, Derek Holland stepping up: Texas Rangers SPs Matt Harrison and Derek Holland have been performing well this spring as they battle for spots in the starting...[+] rotation and could be forcing the team to keep RP Neftali Feliz in the bullpen, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. Harrison has given up one run and three hits in five innings with a walk and a strikeout and Holland has given up one run and three hits in two innings while striking out two. Ps Dave Bush and Michael Kirkman also remain in contention for rotation spots.
3/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman developing curve: Texas Rangers SP Michael Kirkman has improved his curveball of late and said he threw all four of his pitches for strikes Sunday,...[+] March 6, ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett reports.
3/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Matt Harrison allows one run Tuesday: Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison gave up one run, one homer and two hits while walking one and striking out one in his spring debut...[+] against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, March 1, according to ESPNDallas.com's Jeff Caplan. Harrison threw 18 of his 31 pitches for strikes and five of his six outs came on the ground. He is competing with SPs Derek Holland and Michael Kirkman for a rotation spot.
News -- February 2011
2/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Matt Harrison, Michael Kirkman might win job: Texas Rangers Ps Matt Harrison and Michael Kirkman are mentioned among the candidates for long relief, reports T.R. Sullivan,...[+] of MLB.com.
2/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Eight signed: The Texas Rangers signed OF Engel Beltre, OF Julio Borbon, P Zach Phillips, P Miguel De Los Santos, P Michael Kirkman, P Derek...[+] Holland, RP Neftali Feliz and P Mason Tobin to pre-arbitration deals Thursday, Feb. 17, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
1/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman working on curve: Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman has been working to refine his curveball in the offseason, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard...[+] Durrett.
11/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman, Matt Harrison starting candidates: Texas Rangers Ps Michael Kirkman and Matt Harrison are both candidates to enter the starting rotation next year if the team cannot...[+] re-sign SP Cliff Lee, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. Both Kirkman and Harrison will be stretched out as starters in Spring Training.
10/15KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman, Clay Rapada added to roster: Texas Rangers RPs Michael Kirkman and Clay Rapada have been added to the team's roster for the Championship Series against the...[+] New York Yankees, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. RP Dustin Nippert and IF Esteban German have been taken off the roster.
10/13KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Will add reliever to roster: The Texas Rangers are expected to add a relief pitcher at the expense of IF Esteban German for the Championship Series, according...[+] to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. Ps Michael Kirkman and Clay Rapada are both candidates to be added. Other candidates include Ps Matt Harrison, Scott Feldman and Mark Lowe.
News -- September 2010
9/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Rangers | Michael Kirkman feeling better: Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman (arm) said he was dealing with a 'dead arm' last week but is now feeling much better, according...[+] to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. 'I warmed up in Seattle and felt a lot better,' Kirkman said. 'The ball was coming out of my hand right, so I'm ready to go. I could pitch this week if they need me.'
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