Kinsler goes on DL with leg injury

Updated: August 2, 2009, 8:36 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Kinsler missed five straight starts and said before the game that the injury hadn't improved, but hadn't gotten worse either. Then, 10 minutes before the game's first pitch against Seattle, the team announced that Kinsler was headed to the DL retroactive to July 29.

The Rangers also activated reliever Frank Francisco from the 15-day DL prior to Sunday ...

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