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Ian Kinsler | Second Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.
Kinsler also had an RBI single to drive in the first of the Tigers' 13 runs in the game. Kinsler's 81 runs scored are third-most in the American League. The second baseman is hitting .282/.315/.421 with 14 steals and 69 RBI this year. Aug 24 - 8:01 PM

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Ian Kinsler went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is still homerless in 145 at-bats since the All-Star break.

We'll blame the Home Run Derby, even though Kinsler was merely a spectator in the event. Overall, Kinsler is hitting .221 with just five walks and 11 runs scored in 34 games during the second half. He was a deserving All-Star, but he's been quite the liability since.
Aug 21 - 3:57 PM

Ian Kinsler has been named to the American League All-Star team as a replacement for the injured Victor Martinez.

Martinez has been nursing side and back injuries that have kept him out of action for the last week, so he'll sit out the Mid-Summer Classic as well. He will be well represented by his Tigers' teammate who's having a terrific year, slashing .305/.339/.477 with 11 homers, 49 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Jul 11 - 8:03 PM

Ian Kinsler slugged his 11th home run as the Tigers easily defeated the Rays on Thursday.

Kinsler went deep in the first inning, one of three Erik Bedard allowed in the opening frame. The second baseman has been on a tear at the plate, now slashing .420/.463/.740 over his last 12 games. Overall, Kinsler is slashing .306/.342/.487 with the 11 home runs, 45 RBI, and nine stolen bases in what has been an All-Star-caliber season.
Jul 3 - 9:58 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Tigers' 4-3 win over the Astros on Saturday.

Kinsler doubled in the top of the first inning and then slugged a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth. He's had a huge week at the plate and is now batting .308/.343/.489 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI in 76 games this season for his new team.
Jun 28 - 8:07 PM

Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the plate in a losing effort against the Astros on Friday, going 3-for-5.

He has been a spark plug atop the Tigers lineup this season, slashing a healthy .306/.342/.478 to go along with nine homers, 39 RBI and eight stolen bases. He remains one of the top all-around offensive second baseman in the league.
Jun 28 - 12:41 AM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI single, and a run scored as the Tigers defeated the Rangers 6-0 on Thursday.

Kinsler continues to do damage against his former team. The second baseman has logged two hits in each of the three games at his former stomping grounds, giving him five consecutive multi-hit games. His third-inning RBI single capped off a three-run frame to make it 4-0. Kinsler is slashing .302/.338/.476 with nine home runs, 39 RBI, and eight stolen bases on the season.
Jun 26 - 11:26 PM

Ian Kinsler helped sink his former team on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the Tigers' 8-2 win over the Rangers.

In his first game back in Arlington since being traded over the winter, Kinsler did his best to make the Rangers wish he was still wearing their uniform. The second baseman hit his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot, in the first inning, and he added a two-run single in the eighth. Kinsler now has 38 RBI and 51 runs scored -- fifth-most in the American League -- to go with a .295/.327/.471 line.
Jun 25 - 12:26 AM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Kinsler had an RBI triple in the third inning and drove in another run with a ground out in the fifth inning. The 31-year-old has cooled down a bit over the past couple of weeks, but he still has a fine .301/.331/.453 batting line to go along with five home runs, 26 RBI, six stolen bases, and 41 runs scored over 55 games. Concerns about his production dropping off after leaving Texas appear to be unwarranted, at least for now.
Jun 5 - 4:17 PM

Ian Kinsler went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Kinsler's third inning homer off of R.A. Dickey put the Tigers up 2-1, but the Jays would go on a late offensive rampage to put the game out of reach. The homer was Kinsler's fifth of the season. He still ranks among the top offensive second basemen with a .297/.328/.444 slash line and 24 RBI.
Jun 4 - 10:43 PM

Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' starting lineup for Monday's series-opener with the A's.

It's the first day off of the 2014 season for Kinsler, who is batting .330/.360/.477 with four homers and 22 RBI in 46 games for his new team. Danny Worth will start at second base and Andrew Romine is at shortstop.
Source: MLive.com
May 26 - 12:39 PM

Ian Kinsler doubled three times and scored three runs in Friday's victory over the Rangers.

He finished the night 3-for-4 and also drove in a run. He has been a terrific catalyst atop the Tigers lineup in the early part of the season, slashing .326/.358/.481 with four homers, 21 RBI and six stolen bases.
May 23 - 9:54 PM

Ian Kinsler had a terrific night at the dish in Sunday’s victory over the Red Sox, going 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

Kinsler has done a tremendous job as a spark plug atop the Tigers lineup, hitting .311/.341/.451 with four homers, 20 RBI and five stolen bases. As long as he remains healthy, he should finish the season as one of the top fantasy performers at the second base position.
May 18 - 11:35 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and a steal Monday versus the Orioles.

Kinsler also homered yesterday and now has four bombs this season. The nice surprise is that he's batting .315 thus far. Unfortunately, it's come with just seven walks in 143 at-bats, so his OBP isn't much better than usual. Still, the Tigers are happy with what they've gotten from him.
May 12 - 10:48 PM

Ian Kinsler doubled and launched a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Kinsler scored on a sac fly after doubling in the first and then extended the Tigers' lead to 3-0 with a solo blast in the fifth. However, the club's bullpen coughed up four runs to ruin Robbie Ray's gem. Kinsler is batting .307/.340/.436 with three homers and 17 RBI this season.
May 11 - 4:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Max Scherzer
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Joel Hanrahan
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon