He failed to convince Rangers he could be a specialist that retired left-handed hitters.
Michael Kirkman is trying to make the Rangers' roster, and so far, it's not going so well.
With lingering injuries to three reliable arms in the starting rotation, the Rangers are forced to go bargain hunting.
Every year, the folks at FanGraphs release Dan Szymborski's ZiPS projections for every big-league team, which is a computer-generated projection of every player in baseball's 2014 season.
Kirkman was initially diagnosed in January 2012 and had radiation treatments last year.
Michael Kirkman has had a big bag of nothing all season after a promising spring, but the Rangers have held on to him because he's out of options. That shouldn't matter anymore, though.
With Scott Feldman gone, the Rangers need a new long-relief man who can occasionally be called upon to make a spot start, and Michael Kirkman might be their man.
Rookie reliever Michael Kirkman is getting confident, and the Rangers' bullpen stands to be all the better for it.
On a night that wasn't going to go the Rangers' way, Michael Kirkman saved his teammates' arms.
Alexi Ogando will head to the 15-day disabled list after suffering a strained groin in Sunday's win over the Giants.
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