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Rangers activate Ian Kinsler

The Texas Rangers today announced that second baseman Ian Kinsler has been reinstated from the Major League Paternity Leave List. He will be active for this afternoon’s game in Minnesota.

To make room for Kinsler, the club has optioned infielder Chris Davis to Triple-A Round Rock.

Kinsler’s wife, Tess, gave birth to the couple’s second child and first son, Jack Jamisson Kinsler, on Wednesday, the day that Kinsler was placed on the Paternity Leave List. A player can be placed on that list for a maximum of 72 hours.