Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:11:41 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Michael Kirkman cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, April 1. Kirkman will pitch out of the starting rotation there.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:05:21 -0700
The Texas Rangers claimed C Chris Gimenez from the Oakland Athletics Friday, March 28. In a corresponding move, RP Michael Kirkman was designated for assignment.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:00:36 -0700
The Texas Rangers are starting to finalize their bullpen. RPs Joakim Soria will serve as the closer, with RPs Neal Cotts, Pedro Figueroa, Jason Frasor and Alexi Ogando joining him. That leaves two spots open, and Ps Ryan Feierabend, Michael Kirkman, Daniel McCutchen, Seth Rosin and Shawn Tolleson battling down to the end of camp.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:52:39 -0700
The Texas Rangers may consider trading SP Michael Kirkman, who is out of minor league options, for another backup catcher with C Geovany Soto (knee) out. The Rangers could eye New York Yankees Cs Francisco Cervelli or Austin Romine or Arizona Diamondbacks Cs Henry Blanco or Bobby Wilson. The Rangers have also discussed Kansas City Royals C Ramon Hernandez, who is unlikely to make the active roster.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:12:25 -0700
Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman is no longer in the running for a spot in the starting rotation and will compete for one of the three remaining spots in the bullpen.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:23:26 -0800
The Texas Rangers signed free-agent SP Tommy Hanson (Angels) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Feb. 10. He'll compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation with SPs Nick Tepesch, Colby Lewis, Robbie Ross and Michael Kirkman.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:55:55 -0700
The Texas Rangers have activated 1B/DH Lance Berkman (hip, knees), SP Nick Tepesch (elbow), RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) and P Michael Kirkman (skin cancer) from the disabled list.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:02:50 -0700
Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman (skin cancer) allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco Friday, Aug. 2, with two walks and two strikeouts. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said his velocity was clocked between 90 and 94 mph.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:04:24 -0700
Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman (skin cancer) might be ready for a minor-league rehab assignment in the first week of August. He has been working out in Arizona while getting treatment for skin cancer.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:04:25 -0700
The Texas Rangers transferred P Michael Kirkman (triceps) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Wednesday, June 12. He is getting ready to begin treatments for a recurrence of cutaneous lymphoma on his right triceps and will not be eligible to return from the DL until Aug. 6.