Kinsler to start rehab assignment

Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who has been out of the lineup since suffering a right high ankle sprain March 12, will be sent to extended spring training in Surprise, Ariz., to begin a rehabilitation assignment.

The hopes are that Kinsler would spend 4-5 days in Arizona and then spend a few days either at Triple-A Oklahoma City or Double-A Frisco before returning to the Rangers late in the next homestand or for the start of their next road trip on April 30.