Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup Monday against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa will sit for a second straight game as he looks to clear his head amidst a 3-for-23 (.176) stretch over his last five games. Jeff Mathis is starting behind the dish in this one, hitting eighth.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa is not in Sunday's lineup against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He has played in five games since April 10, hitting .176 with five strikeouts in 17 at-bats over that stretch. Jeff Mathis will start behind the dish, hitting eighth.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa is slashing .276/.400/.310 through 36 plate appearances but will head to the bench Friday. Jeff Mathis grabs the start as each player has now made nine starts behind the plate.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa is on the bench Tuesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa and Jeff Mathis have each started eight times behind the plate this season. Kiner-Falefa's .714 OPS far outpaces Mathis' .410 mark, but Mathis will continue to get starts due to his defense.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa had been scheduled to sit out Saturday before that game was postponed due to inclement weather. Manager Chris Woodward will stick with his plan to withhold Kiner-Falefa from the lineup for Sunday's series finale, with Jeff Mathis receiving the nod behind the dish.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa is not starting Saturday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa is moving into a larger role than fellow catcher Jeff Mathis, starting four of five games prior to Saturday's contest. Mathis will get the call behind the plate Saturday.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa started for the fifth time in the last seven games and went 0-for-4 in Friday's 8-6 loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa and Jeff Mathis are still sharing the position, but he's getting the greater share of playing time as his bat plays better than Jeff Mathis', manager Chris Woodward told Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa remains on the bench Wednesday against Houston.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers said over the offseason that Kiner-Falefa and Jeff Mathis would split time evenly behind the plate this year. That hasn't been true so far, with Mathis starting four of the first six games.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
6 months ago

Kiner-Falefa is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He will sit for the third time in the first five games of the season, this time against righty Justin Verlander. Jeff Mathis will start behind the dish, hitting eighth.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
7 months ago

Kiner-Falefa will sit for the second time in three games Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers said that Kiner-Falefa and Jeff Mathis would split time behind the plate this season, and the pair has alternated games so far. It may take a few more games to tell if the split will be truly a 50-50 one.