Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Wed 6/26/19 3:36 PM

Kiner-Falefa (finger) took live batting practice Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa has been sidelined for most of June with a sprained middle finger on his throwing hand. While Wednesday's live BP session is a step in the right direction, the utility man won't be cleared to return until he's ready to throw at full speed.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sun 6/16/19 7:20 AM

Kiner-Falefa (finger) has begun to take batting practice, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa was placed on the injured list with a sprained middle finger on his throwing hand and is not yet ready to throw at full speed.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Fri 6/7/19 5:28 PM

Kiner-Falefa (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a sprained ligament in his right middle finger.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa's finger was originally reported as just jammed after he left Thursday's game with the injury, but the problem is apparently serious enough to warrant an IL stint. Jeff Mathis will be the Rangers' primary catcher in his absence, with Tim Federowicz coming over in a trade from Cleveland to fill a backup role.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Thu 6/6/19 11:47 PM

Kiner-Falefa may require a trip to the injured list after leaving Thursday night's contest against Baltimore with a jammed finger on his right hand, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa was diagnosed with a jammed finger, but given the Rangers' upcoming schedule, they can't afford to be down a catcher. "If he is going to be down, I don't think we have any choice," stated manager Chris Woodward. "Not with the games we have coming up. I love Jeff Mathis but he may die if I have to play him four straight games in three days. If Kiner can't go tomorrow, we are probably going to have to IL him." Texas is expected to know more on Kiner-Falefa's status Friday morning.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Thu 6/6/19 10:34 PM

Kiner-Falefa left Thursday's game against the Orioles due to a jammed right middle finger, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa appeared to suffer the injury while diving back into first base, per Weaver, and he was forced to exit the contest as a result. He'll be considered day-to-day for the time being.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Thu 5/30/19 6:13 PM

Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup Thursday against the Royals.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa will stick on the bench for a second straight game -- and the fourth time in six contests -- as Jeff Mathis makes another start behind the dish for the Rangers. In 17 appearances this month, Kiner-Falefa is slashing .256/.319/.488 with a homer and seven RBI.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Wed 5/29/19 2:20 PM

Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa will take a seat for Wednesday's matinee contest after catching all nine innings during Tuesday's night game, going 1-for-3 with a run scored in the process. Jeff Mathis starts behind the dish in place of Kiner-Falefa in this one.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Mon 5/27/19 5:19 PM

Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa and Jeff Mathis have had as close to an even split behind the plate as possible this season, with Kiner-Falefa starting 25 times and Mathis starting on 26 occasions. Mathis takes his turn Monday.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sat 5/25/19 6:48 PM

Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa started three of the last four games and has a 1.006 OPS over his last five games, but will nonetheless head to the bench. Jeff Mathis will start behind the dish and bat ninth for the Rangers.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Tue 5/21/19 3:52 PM

Kiner-Falefa is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.
EDGE Analysis
Since May 14, Kiner-Falefa has started every other game. Jeff Mathis will start behind the dish and hit ninth.