Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is expecting to open the season on the disabled list because of a high ankle sprain.
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The Rangers on Sunday acquired Andres Blanco from the Chicago Cubs partially as insurance in case Kinsler was unable to open the season.
Kinsler says there is no timetable for his return.
He hit .253 with 31 homers and 86 RBIs in 144 games for Texas last season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made the Rangers a 24/1 long shot to win the 2010 World Series and 12/1 to win the American League Pennant.
Posted: 4/1/10 10:30AM ET