ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ian Kinsler is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, but it appears the second baseman will be sidelined for an additional two weeks.
Rangers president of baseball operations and general manager Jon Daniels, in a news conference Wednesday, called Kinsler's rib injury a stress reaction, one step short of a stress fracture.
"We don't have an exact timeframe for a return. He's sore right now," Daniels said. "It is kind of up to him, how he's feeling."
Daniels said Kinsler has not resumed baseball activities.
"We miss Kinsler a lot, his presence, what he brings to the offense," Washington said. "But at the same time, I've got to give credit to our young guys. We've still been able to win games."
Another key veteran on the disabled list, right-hander Colby Lewis, suffered a setback after his most recent rehab start when he experienced muscle soreness below his right elbow. He's been shut down for at least two weeks.
"The good news is it is muscular and not structural," Daniels said.
The 33-year-old Lewis is coming back from surgery last summer to repair a torn pronator in his pitching elbow.
"I'm frustrated," Lewis said in the Rangers clubhouse Wednesday. "I want to be out there."
"I took six months off after the surgery. I don't think there's been a time when I didn't throw for six months. I hoped I'd be ready to go by now."