Ian Kinsler's start is encouraging

With a new approach at the plate, Rangers' second baseman hopes for big things

Updated: April 8, 2013, 1:53 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Maybe, just maybe, Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler has figured something out in his eighth season in the big leagues.

Maybe, just maybe, he understands that using every part of the field -- as opposed to being a dead-pull hitter -- will place him among the American League's feared hitters.

No one with common sense makes grand proclamations about a baseball season -- good or bad -- after six games. The season is too long in this game of constant adjustments.

That ...

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