Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sun 5/19/19 1:32 PM

Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa will receive a routine breather after serving as the Rangers' catcher for four of the previous six contests. Jeff Mathis will work in a battery with Drew Smyly in the series finale.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Fri 5/17/19 7:26 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored in Thursday's 16-1 win over the Royals.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa joined in on the fun the Rangers had in a blowout win that finished off what had started as a disastrous road trip. In his first full season as a catcher, Kiner-Falefa has done little at the plate. He has four hits in his last 33 at-bats and is hitting .192 for the season.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sun 5/5/19 2:36 PM

Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
EDGE Analysis
He'll rest for the second time in the series while Jeff Mathis catches for Drew Smyly. The Rangers have had nearly an even split of the catcher starts this season, with Mathis garnering 17 to Kiner-Falefa's 15.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Fri 5/3/19 5:04 PM

Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa will take a seat on the bench for the second straight game and the fourth time in the last six games. Jeff Mathis receives another start behind the plate for the Rangers.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Wed 5/1/19 11:18 AM

Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa will take a seat on the bench for Wednesday's series finale after starting the past two games behind the dish, going 0-for-9 with a walk and four strikeouts in those contests. Jeff Mathis gets the start at catcher in this one

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Fri 4/26/19 8:23 PM

Kiner-Falefa isn't starting Friday's game against Seattle.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa is batting just .214 with a double and an RBI over his past five games, so he'll get the night to regroup. Jeff Mathis draws the start behind the dish and will bat ninth with Kiner-Falefa on the bench.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Wed 4/24/19 1:00 PM

Kiner-Falefa is on the bench Wednesday against Oakland.
EDGE Analysis
Jeff Mathis will start behind the plate. The two catchers have had a very even split over the course of the season, with Mathis starting 12 times to Kiner-Falefa's 11, though Mathis has gotten the call in four of the last six games.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Mon 4/22/19 6:17 PM

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
SS/3B TEX
Sun 4/21/19 12:00 PM

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
SS/3B TEX
Fri 4/19/19 4:18 PM

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.