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Kevin Kouzmanoff | Third Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/25/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Kevin Kouzmanoff has opted for free agency.
Kouzmanoff made the decision after he was outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster earlier this week. The 33-year-old was limited to 13 games in the majors this season due to multiple back surgeries. Assuming he's healthy, he should be able to snag a spring training invite somewhere. Wed, Oct 8, 2014 11:48:00 AM

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Rangers sent INF Kevin Kouzmanoff outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Yet another player cut from the Rangers' 40-man roster. Kouzmanoff, 33, played in 13 games with the Rangers this season before undergoing multiple back surgeries.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff will miss the rest of the season after requiring a second surgery on his back following a setback.

He wasn't a great back to return this year, anyway, but a second back surgery makes his long-term future pretty cloudy. Kouzmanoff will likely be non-tendered this winter.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Rangers transferred 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a paper move, as Kouzmanoff has already missed 60 days following surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. He's hoping to return late this season.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Kevin Kouzmanoff will be sidelined 8-12 weeks after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair a herniated disk in his back.

Kouzmanoff has decided to have the operation after getting a second opinion. It's a shame for the 32-year-old, as he hadn't been in the majors in two years but was batting a robust .362/.412/.617 with two homers and 10 RBI over 13 games for the Rangers.
Fri, May 2, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff is likely to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back.

Kouzmanoff will get a second opinion Friday but acknowledged that surgery probably can't be avoided at this point, as he's starting to feel some tingling in his legs. "It’s been a rough couple of days," said Kouzmanoff. "Surgery is the last thing you want to try, but now it looks like the time has come." Kouzmanoff has already missed a week and would miss an additional 7-12 weeks if he has the procedure.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Rangers placed 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 23 with a herniated disc in his back.

Kouzmanoff is currently being treated by Dr. Drew Dossett and it's possible he might require surgery. It's rotten luck for the 32-year-old, as he hadn't been in the majors in two years but was batting a robust .362/.412/.617 with two homers and 10 RBI over 13 games for the Rangers. There's no timetable for his return.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff will fly ball to Dallas to have his back examined by specialist Dr. Drew Dosset.

Kouzmanoff left Tuesday's game with back tightness and hasn't improved as much as hoped, so the Rangers want to get him checked out. The 32-year-old has a history of back issues. Fortunately for the Rangers, Adrian Beltre (quad) is expected to come off the DL on Friday.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff left Tuesday's game against the Athletics with back tightness.

The Rangers don't think it's serious, but it's certainly worth noting that Kouzmanoff has battled back issues often during his career. Texas has an off day Thursday and Adrian Beltre (quad) is due back Friday, so the timing of Kouzmanoff's injury could be worse.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 11:26:00 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs batted in as the Rangers beat the Mariners on Tuesday.

Kouzmanoff, filling in for the injured Adrian Beltre, belted a solo shot off of Blake Beavan in the second inning, going back-to-back with Prince Fielder. Kouzmanoff knocked in two additional runs with a double in the eighth inning, providing some insurance. No one is expecting him to hit as well as Beltre, but he's doing a good job of it anyway in the early going, now batting .450 over 23 plate appearances.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:53:00 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff went 2-for-3 with a double in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Kouzmanoff had a strong spring and has carried that over since he was called up on Wednesday. Kouzmanoff has a hit in each of his four games, batting .417 (5-for-12) with an RBI and a run scored. With Adrian Beltre officially placed on the disabled list, Kouzmanoff should get most of the starts at the hot corner over the next few weeks.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff from Triple-A Round Rock.

Kouzmanoff was unable to gain an Opening Day roster spot even though he crushed the ball to the tune of a .370/.443/.593 batting line this spring. He'll provide depth at third base while Adrian Beltre (quad) is banged up.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Rangers optioned 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to Triple-A Round Rock.

Kouzmanoff batted .370/.443/.593 as a non-roster invitee this spring but was sent down in favor of Jim Adduci. The 32-year-old signed a minor league contract with the club in December.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run as the Rangers defeated the Mariners 5-3 on Wednesday.

Kouzmanoff took Charlie Furbush deep in the sixth inning, his second of the spring. Kouzmanoff has quietly had a great spring, as he is now hitting .360 in 50 at-bats. He likely has won a spot on the Rangers' bench, but nothing has been announced yet.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 05:41:00 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) was scratched from an instrasquad game lineup Monday in Rangers camp.

The issue is being called a "sore back." Kouzmanoff hasn't appeared in the major leagues since 2011. He signed a minor league contract with Texas in December.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 10:33:00 AM

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