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Ian Kinsler | Second Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ian Kinsler finished 1-for-6 with a two-run home run as the Tigers lost in 10 innings to the White Sox on Thursday.
Kinsler answered the White Sox hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning with a two-run blast of his own in the bottom half. It's a rare sight from Kinsler as his power has all but vanished this season. He has only two home runs with 29 RBI and a mediocre .257/.330/.345 batting line. Jun 25 - 5:19 PM

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Ian Kinsler knocked in a pair of runs in a 2-for-4 effort Tuesday as the Tigers topped the Cubs.

Kinsler made it a 4-0 game with an RBI double in the fifth inning and later scored. He made it 6-0 in the sixth with a single. The veteran second baseman hasn't hit for any power, but has otherwise been adequate at the plate, batting .276/.348/.368 with one home run, 25 RBI, and six stolen bases.
Jun 9 - 10:20 PM

Ian Kinsler will bat fifth Tuesday against the Athletics.

Kinsler has made 50 starts out of the No. 2 spot this season and one out of the leadoff spot, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has decided to shake things up against Kendall Graveman. Jose Iglesias will move into the second spot while J.D. Martinez will bat sixth.
Jun 2 - 3:46 PM

Ian Kinsler finally hit his first homer of the season Saturday against the Angels.

It was his lone hit in five at-bats, but it was his first of the year to leave the yard. It was quite a power drought in an otherwise solid start. Of course, he does have 12 doubles and two triples, so he hasn't been completely punchless.
May 31 - 2:18 AM

Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' lineup Tuesday.

It's his first day off this season. Hernan Perez is handling second base in Kinsler's place.
May 26 - 6:35 PM

Ian Kinsler sent the Tigers home with a win on Tuesday versus the Twins, knocking in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning.

Kinsler finished 2-for-5 with a double along with the game-winning RBI single. Twins reliever Ryan Pressly allowed a one-out double to Anthony Gose, and Kinsler promptly brought him home when he singled to center field. The veteran second baseman hasn't shown power but has otherwise done well at the dish, batting .308/.381/.385 with 16 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 12 - 10:15 PM

Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 and plated the Tigers lone run as they fell to the Royals in extra innings on Sunday.

He also drew a walk in the ballgame. Kinsler's RBI single off Chris Young in the third inning plated Anthony Gose to tie the game at 1-1. The score would remain that way until the Royals struck in the 10th for the game-winner. While Kinsler is yet to hit his first home run of the season, he has been a fine table-setter, hitting .304/.380/.376 with 15 RBI on the season.
May 11 - 1:15 AM

Ian Kinsler went 4-for-4 with a double and drove home a pair of runs on Friday, leading the Tigers to a 6-5 victory over the Royals.

Kinsler contributed a two-run single off Yordano Ventura in a four-run second inning. His bunt single in the ninth inning moved Anthony Gose up to third, who then came around to score on a throwing error by Yohan Pino. While the power hasn't been there, Kinsler is slashing an impressive .310/.386/.388 with 14 RBI on the season.
May 8 - 10:43 PM

Ian Kinsler hit a single and a double in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Kinsler finished the game 2-for-5 with a run scored and a strikeout. He also played a part in denying Kyle Lobstein the shutout, as his throwing error in the fourth inning led eventually led to a run. The Tigers improved to 18-11 anyway. Kinsler's hitting .292/.367/.363. A fine average, but he has yet to hit his first home run of the season and the power simply hasn't been there through the first month of the season.
May 7 - 8:02 PM

Ian Kinsler finished 4-for-5 with two RBI in the Indians' 9-6 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Kinsler tallied four singles and scored three runs in a high-scoring game at Cleveland's Progressive Field. The 32-year-old second baseman is now 10-for-22 (.455) with eight runs and seven RBI through five games this season. And the Tigers are off to a 5-0 start.
Apr 11 - 8:47 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored in a blowout win over the Twins on Wednesday.

He plated a pair with a single in the first and then added RBI in the fourth with another single and the fifth with a sacrifice fly. It was a big day all around for the Tigers' offense as they outscored the Twins 11-0 and outhit them 15-4. Anthony Gose (3-for-6, three RBI), Miguel Cabrera (2-for-4, two RBI), Alex Avila (1-for-1, four runs) and Jose Iglesias (4-for-4, three runs) were also offensive stars.
Apr 8 - 4:26 PM

Ian Kinsler went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles on Friday to raise his spring average to .415.

Kinsler has had a brilliant spring, with two homers, two triples and seven doubles in 53 at-bats. He's set to serve as the Tigers' No. 2 hitter, which should lead to a ton of runs scored, if not RBI.
Apr 3 - 4:39 PM

Ian Kinsler returned to action Tuesday and homered against the Nationals.

Kinsler missed four days because of left shoulder soreness. He's 6-for-18 with two homers and three walks this spring. The three walks approximately matches his total from the final four months of last season.
Mar 17 - 4:28 PM

Ian Kinsler (shoulder) is expected to return to Tigers' Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday.

Kinsler has been sidelined for the past couple of days with some mild left shoulder soreness. He offered to play Monday against the Cardinals, but it's a road game in Jupiter, Florida and the Tigers didn't want him to have to make the trip. The veteran second baseman should be close enough to full health on Opening Day.
Mar 16 - 10:36 AM

Ian Kinsler (shoulder) will not play in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.

Kinsler admitted he was feeling better on Sunday and offered to travel with the team, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wanted to give him an extra day to rest. Expect him back in the fold on Tuesday.
Mar 15 - 4:58 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Tom Gorzelanny
6Alex Wilson
7Bruce Rondon
8Joe Nathan