Tue, 06 May 2014 13:40:12 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) had successful surgery Tuesday, May 6. He'll remain in Los Angeles through the weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Surgery for a herniated disc is pretty serious, and Kouz will be out for eight to 12 weeks. Chances are slim to none that he'll make another significant impact at the major league level this year.
Fri, 02 May 2014 19:45:57 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, May 6, to repair a herniated disc in his back and likely will be sidelined eight to 12 weeks.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:08:26 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) is experiencing tingling in his legs, and Dr. Drew Dossett has advised him to undergo surgery to fix a herniated disc in his lower back. Kouzmanoff is going for a second opinion Friday, May 2, but has admitted that he'll likely need surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Kouzmanoff was a nice surprise with Adrian Beltre on the DL, but it was short-lived. The surgery should keep Kouz out for a significant amount of time. We'd be surprised if he returned to make an impact at the major league level again this year.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:18:04 -0700
The Texas Rangers are activating 3B Adrian Beltre (quadriceps) from the disabled list Friday, April 25, and putting 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) on the DL with a herniated disc in his lower back. It hasn't been determined if Kouzmanoff will need surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Beltre is back in the lineup Friday night. Get him back into your lineups. Kouzmanoff was a nice surprise in Beltre's absence, but it looks like that may be the last we see of him for a while. There's a decent chance he'll need surgery to correct his back problem.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:24:19 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) is flying back to Texas to be examined by Dr. Drew Dosset. Kouzmanoff hasn't improved and has a history of back problems.
Fantasy Tip: Donnie Murphy is taking over at the hot corner with Kouz sidelined. He's worth a look in the short term in AL-only leagues until Adrian Beltre (hamstring) returns.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:43:20 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) was held out of the lineup with a sore back Wednesday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Kouz's injury doesn't seem to be very serious, so he should be back any day now.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:29:36 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff snapped his hitting streak at 10 games Sunday, April 20.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:23:36 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff doubled twice and scored two runs in the team victory Thursday, April 17, and he's hitting .414 since being recalled from the minors April 9. He has hit in all eight games in which he has played this year.
Fantasy Tip: Kouzmanoff has resurfaced out of nowhere. He's not dead just yet, fantasy baseball players. In the short term with Adrian Beltre (quadriceps) on the DL, you might as well ride the hot streak in cavernous mixed and AL-only setups.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:21:32 -0700
The Texas Rangers have placed 3B Adrian Beltre (quadriceps) on the disabled list because of a left quadriceps injury. The move is retroactive to Wednesday, April 9. In a corresponding move, RP Hector Noesi has been added to the 25-man roster.
Fantasy Tip: The Rangers are hoping that Beltre will be able to return to action by April 25. In the meantime, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff will get the bulk of the action at the hot corner. He warrants a look in AL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:18:43 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is leaning toward placing 3B Adrian Beltre (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list. Daniels said the team would like him back in the lineup but do not want the injury to become more serious.
Fantasy Tip: Beltre owners should have a backup plan ready because it appears Beltre will be on the sidelines for a few weeks. Joshua Wilson and Kevin Kouzmanoff could play at third base while Beltre is out, but neither is likely more than an AL-only option.