Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:48:06 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels continues to search for bullpen help, with left-handed relievers being a more pressing priority than righties. Robbie Ross, Michael Kirkman and Alex Claudio are currently the only lefty relievers scheduled to report to spring training camp.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:11:54 -0800
The Texas Rangers signed RP Michael Kirkman to a minor league contract Thursday, Dec. 4, with financial terms undisclosed. Kirkman had been non-tendered by the Rangers earlier in the week.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:30:40 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Alexi Ogando, SP Michael Kirkman and 2B Adam Rosales were all non-tendered by the club Tuesday, Dec. 2, making them immediate free agents.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:39:13 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Luis Sardinas, SP Nick Tepesch, RP Lisalverto Bonilla and RP Michael Kirkman were recalled from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:11:41 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Michael Kirkman cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, April 1. Kirkman will pitch out of the starting rotation there.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:05:21 -0700
The Texas Rangers claimed C Chris Gimenez from the Oakland Athletics Friday, March 28. In a corresponding move, RP Michael Kirkman was designated for assignment.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:00:36 -0700
The Texas Rangers are starting to finalize their bullpen. RPs Joakim Soria will serve as the closer, with RPs Neal Cotts, Pedro Figueroa, Jason Frasor and Alexi Ogando joining him. That leaves two spots open, and Ps Ryan Feierabend, Michael Kirkman, Daniel McCutchen, Seth Rosin and Shawn Tolleson battling down to the end of camp.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:52:39 -0700
The Texas Rangers may consider trading SP Michael Kirkman, who is out of minor league options, for another backup catcher with C Geovany Soto (knee) out. The Rangers could eye New York Yankees Cs Francisco Cervelli or Austin Romine or Arizona Diamondbacks Cs Henry Blanco or Bobby Wilson. The Rangers have also discussed Kansas City Royals C Ramon Hernandez, who is unlikely to make the active roster.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:12:25 -0700
Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman is no longer in the running for a spot in the starting rotation and will compete for one of the three remaining spots in the bullpen.
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.