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Ian Kinsler | Second Baseman | #3

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 17 (0) / TEX
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Ian Kinsler went 0-for-4 in Friday’s loss to the Yankees.
Kinsler is in a 4-for-40 (.100) slide at the plate, bringing his batting line down to .185/.258/.274 for the year. The 35-year-old has batted leadoff in five straight games after hitting sixth and seventh for a while, but something is going to have to give sooner or later. May 25 - 11:08 PM

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Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Twins.

Kinsler connected for a two-run shot off of Twins starter Jose Berrios with one out in the second inning. The veteran second baseman had been struggling mightily before he came through on Thursday. Even allowing for the home run, Kinsler is slashing just .214/.284/.306 with two homers and five RBI over the course of 24 games played. He may well still end the year with 20 dingers or thereabouts -- that's a mark he's hit each of the last two seasons -- but there's not enough good around the slight power for him to matter much on the fantasy front.
May 11 - 1:35 AM

Ian Kinsler is not in the Angels' starting lineup on Saturday.

It looks as though they'll take it easy on him and ease him back into action coming back from his groin injury. It makes sense, especially considering the cold temperatures expected on Saturday. Look for him to return for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 14 - 3:58 PM

Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with two steals and two runs scored Friday against the Royals.

Kinsler hasn't swiped more than 15 bases in a season since 2012, but he's on a team that likes to run and maybe he'll be encouraged to do so with greater frequency. He's 5-for-13 with a homer in three games since coming off the disabled list.
Apr 13 - 11:50 PM

In his first game off the disabled list, Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff homer in Thursday's win over the Royals.

Kinsler took the first pitch from Royals starter Ian Kennedy for a ball, then ambushed his second offering, sending it well over the left field wall for his first dong of the year. Of course, he only played one game before hitting the DL with a strained groin, so Thursday was only his second game this season. If healthy, the 35-year-old should enjoy hitting atop a strong Angels lineup this year.
Apr 13 - 12:40 AM

Angels activated 2B Ian Kinsler from the 10-day disabled list.

Kinsler is back after missing roughly two weeks with a strained groin. He'll start at second base and bat leadoff in his return Thursday against Kansas City. Zack Cozart, who had been filling in for Kinsler at second, will get the night off with Shohei Ohtani drawing another start at DH.
Apr 12 - 4:20 PM

Ian Kinsler (groin) now expects to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Kinsler is eligible to return on Tuesday, but the Angels aren't going to push it. The veteran second baseman hit the disabled list on March 31 with a left groin strain.
Apr 10 - 5:43 PM

Ian Kinsler (groin) is unsure he'll be activated from the disabled list Tuesday when first eligible.

Kinsler said that he feels he's physically ready, but the Angels want to make sure his strained groin won't become a lingering issue. He was hurt on Opening Day.
Apr 9 - 5:52 PM

Ian Kinsler (groin) expects to return from the disabled list when first eligible.

Kinsler was placed on the DL with a strained groin on Saturday but doesn't expect to miss much time and could return without a minor league rehab stint. Zack Cozart has been filling in for him at second base.
Mar 31 - 8:39 PM

Angels placed 2B Ian Kinsler on the 10-day disabled list with a groin strain.

Kinsler suited up on Friday, but it appears to have done more harm than good to his injured groin. He'll now take the rest required for the injury to properly heal. Nolan Fontana was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Zack Cozart slid over to cover second base on Saturday with Luis Valbuena starting at the hot corner.
Mar 31 - 2:56 PM

Ian Kinsler (groin) is not in the Angels' starting lineup on Saturday.

He returned to action on Friday night, but the Angels don't want to push him too hard and risk further aggravation this early in the season. Zack Cozart is starting at second base while Luis Valbuena gets the call at third base.
Mar 31 - 1:05 PM

Ian Kinsler (groin) returned to the Angels' starting lineup on Friday.

Kinsler didn't start on Opening Day due to the minor ailment, but he's right back in there against southpaw Sean Manaea on Friday. Shohei Ohtani is not in the Angels' lineup on Friday against the left-hander.
Mar 30 - 7:17 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Ian Kinsler (groin) will likely be in the Angels' starting lineup on Friday.

Kinsler came down with some groin tightness toward the end of Angels camp and is not starting on Opening Day against the A's, but this is clearly a minor issue. Zack Cozart drew the nod at second base Thursday, with Luis Valbuena handling the hot corner and Albert Pujols covering first.
Mar 29 - 2:15 PM

Ian Kinsler (groin) is out of the Angels' starting lineup on Opening Day against the Athletics.

Kinsler has been battling some groin tightness, though it doesn't sound overly serious. Zack Cozart will start at second base and bat leadoff Thursday versus Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman. Luis Valbuena is at third base, Albert Pujols is at first base, and Shohei Ohtani will make his MLB debut at DH.
Mar 29 - 12:49 PM

Ian Kinsler is out of the Angels' exhibition lineup on Tuesday due to groin tightness.

Kinsler was held out Monday for the same reason and it sounds like his status for Opening Day is up in the air. Anaheim acquired the veteran second baseman from the Tigers in December for two low-level prospects.
Mar 27 - 8:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
1B1Luis Valbuena
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Zack Cozart
2Jefry Marte
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Chris Young
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Tyler Skaggs
6Nick Tropeano
7J.C. Ramirez
8Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keynan Middleton
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Jim Johnson
5Jose Alvarez
6Noe Ramirez
7Blake Wood
8Justin Anderson
9Ian Krol