Injuries Hurting Rangers in Online Sports Betting

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Online sports betting on the Texas Rangers at the online sportsbook could be impacted by some recent injuries the team has suffered.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler has a strained left hamstring and was put on the DL and just last night right fielder Nelson Cruz suffered an ankle injury.  The Rangers are trying to stay in the race in the American League West but the sportsbetting signs are not very encouraging.

Online sports betting has the Rangers trailing the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West.  Texas has stayed in the race but the Angels seem to be pulling away and the latest injuries to the Rangers could end their sportsbetting chances.  Cruz is a major piece of the puzzle for the Rangers so they can’t afford to lose him for any amount of time and have success in sportsbetting.  Losing Kinsler is bad enough and it sounds like he could be out for a couple of weeks as online sports betting info shows. "I want to play, but it’s just something that’s going to take time and I’ve got to wait for it to heal," he said. "I’ve never had a hamstring injury before so I don’t know [how long it will take]." Kinsler said.

The Rangers made a number of other roster moves including calling up Neftali Feliz who could impact online sports betting. He is a young pitcher that has made an immediate impression in online sports betting.  The Rangers also put reliever Jason Grilli on the DL and recalled pitcher Doug Mathis.  They also transferred Matt Harrison to the 60-day DL as online sports betting information tells us.

Not many of these moves are positive for the Rangers in terms of online sports betting.  Kinsler and Cruz are All-Star players and Grilli had been superb for the Rangers as online sports betting stats indicate.  He was 1-1 with a 1.53 ERA since coming over from Colorado as online sports betting indicated.

The Rangers will get a boost in online sports betting as Frank Francisco returns.  He had pneumonia but is back in the fold again.  He had been out since early July as online betting had it.  The Rangers are also set to get Kevin Millwood back as he should be starting sometime this week and on the sportsbetting odds board as a starting pitcher.   Brandon McCarthy may also return sometime this month.   The problem for the Rangers is that they are losing just as many people as they are getting back and that is not the way to catch the Angels in online sports betting.