Brinson (shoulder) was activated from the minor league DL on Wednesday. He is back with Double-A Frisco after embarking on a brief rehab assignment with the AZL Rangers. Brinson's numbers this season at Double-A leave a lot to be desired, as he's slashing just .219/.276/.413. However, he's also added seven homers and 10 steals in 53 games, showing the power/speed combo his dynasty league owners have been banking on. Additionally, his 18.1 percent K-rate and .237 BABIP suggest he has not been the victim of poor at-bats as much as he's been victimized by bad luck on balls in play. For all of these reasons, he makes for a nice buy-low candidate at the halfway mark.
Brinson was placed on the 7-day DL Monday with a left shoulder strain, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. The Rangers' top draft pick in 2012 is expected to miss several weeks with the injury but the organization does not believe it will require surgery. Brinson has had a tough season at Double-A Fresno, batting just .219 with 38 strikeouts thus far.
Brinson, 22, is batting just .219/.273/.417 with seven home runs, 30 RBI and eight steals through 52 games for Double-A Frisco. The speed/power combo is nice, but Brinson has had his share of difficulties at the dish of late. Over the last 10 contests, Brinson is hitting just .156 with 10 strikeouts. With a logjam in the outfield ahead of him, Brinson will continue to bide his time in the minors.
Brinson, 22, batted .297 with two home runs, five RBI and two steals over the last 10 games for Double-A Frisco. Brinson had a minor injury to his non-dominant shoulder, but returned to the field after about a week off without incident. He is one of the better outfield prospects in baseball, but the Rangers have a crowded outfield, including fellow neophyte Nomar Mazara, who made his MLB debut already.
Brinson (shoulder) returned to the starting lineup for Double-A Frisco on Wednesday. Brinson missed nearly a week of action with a shoulder injury, but he is back on the field for Frisco. His pace slowed a bit after a hot start to the campaign, and he owns just a decent .776 OPS through 14 games. However, now that his shoulder injury is behind him and the weather is getting warmer, that number figures to rise closer to his career minor league OPS of .853 in short order.