Plan for Kinsler remains for Friday return

ARLINGTON -- The return of Ian Kinsler is still on track to occur Friday in Seattle. That's assuming all goes well in Kinsler's final two rehab assignment starts in Double-A Frisco.

Manager Ron Washington said Kinsler might be trying to convince some folks that he wants to play in Thursday's game against the White Sox, but Washington said the club has a plan and they plan to stick to it.

That would put Kinsler back in the lineup against Seattle and expected starter Cliff Lee, also scheduled to return from the DL that day. Kinsler suffered a high right ankle sprain in morning workouts in Surprise, Ariz., on March 12.