Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler said that his ankle has been bothering him for the past two seasons but that he’s finally “100 percent” after he had a platelet-rich plasma injection after the season was over, according to ESPN.com.
"I feel 100 percent, and it's the first time I can say that in a long time," Kinsler said on Saturday. "It didn't bug me to the point where it affected how I felt running or moving laterally, I just didn't feel as powerful. Being able to feel that again is pretty cool. It's a good feeling."
Kinsler, 29, added that he adapted his game because of the injury. He played in 155 games this past season, hitting 32 home runs, driving in 77 runs and stealing 30 bases. "It hampered me, but I learned how to cheat in stealing bases and it taught me a lot about picking up small things," Kinsler said. "I think I can improve on that."