Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:23:26 -0800
The Texas Rangers signed free-agent SP Tommy Hanson (Angels) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Feb. 10. He'll compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation with SPs Nick Tepesch, Colby Lewis, Robbie Ross and Michael Kirkman.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:55:55 -0700
The Texas Rangers have activated 1B/DH Lance Berkman (hip, knees), SP Nick Tepesch (elbow), RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) and P Michael Kirkman (skin cancer) from the disabled list.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:02:50 -0700
Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman (skin cancer) allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco Friday, Aug. 2, with two walks and two strikeouts. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said his velocity was clocked between 90 and 94 mph.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:04:24 -0700
Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman (skin cancer) might be ready for a minor-league rehab assignment in the first week of August. He has been working out in Arizona while getting treatment for skin cancer.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:04:25 -0700
The Texas Rangers transferred P Michael Kirkman (triceps) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Wednesday, June 12. He is getting ready to begin treatments for a recurrence of cutaneous lymphoma on his right triceps and will not be eligible to return from the DL until Aug. 6.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 12:31:41 -0700
Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman (triceps) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a recurrence of lymphoma around his triceps. He is expected to make a complete recovery. Kirkman will begin treatment shortly and will be allowed to participate in baseball activities.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:42:30 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch has won the No. 5 starting rotation spot. SP Michael Kirkman will join the bullpen. Tepesch's first start will come April 9 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Fantasy Tip: Tepesch has never pitched in the majors and will go through growing pains at some point along the line. He relies on location and ground-ball outs mainly. He's purely a deep AL-only commodity.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:19:39 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Michael Kirkman threw two more scoreless innings Friday, March 8, and he hasn't allowed a run in six spring innings and he's second on the team with six strikeouts.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:15:28 -0800
Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux said RPs Robbie Ross and Kyle McClellan are favorites to earn spots in the bullpen assuming one of them isn't the fifth starter. RPs Tanner Scheppers and Michael Kirkman are also favorites for the bullpen. RPs Joe Nathan and Jason Frasor are already locks. RP Josh Lindblom will receive a long look in camp.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:29:12 -0800
The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year deals with Ps Jeff Beliveau ($492,000), Cory Burns ($492,000), Justin Grimm ($491,000), Michael Kirkman ($495,800), Justin Miller ($490,000), Robbie Ross ($497,400) and Neil Ramirez ($490,000) and 3B Mike Olt ($492,000) Tuesday, Feb. 12.