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Ian Kinsler | Second Baseman | #3

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 17 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Ian Kinsler went 1-for-2 and drew a pair of walks in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
The Tigers as a team gathered only four hits in the shutout loss, and Kinsler's double was the only one that went for extra bases. The veteran second baseman's line is up to .247/.330/.399 with 12 home runs, 35 RBI, 71 runs and 11 steals in 103 games. Aug 19 - 7:28 PM

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Ian Kinsler went 2-for-3, walked twice, scored twice, stole a base and hit a solo home run in a loss to the Rangers.

He started the game with a bang by taking Cole Hamels deep leading off the first inning. He walked and rode home on a Mikie Mahtook dinger in the third. The aging second baseman is no longer a fantasy stud but can still fill up a box score on occasion. He owns a .248 batting average with 12 homers, 70 runs, 35 RBI and nine steals in 101 games.
Aug 17 - 1:09 AM

Ian Kinsler (hand) returned to the Tigers' lineup Monday.

Kinsler missed Sunday's game after he was hit in the hand by a pitch on Saturday. The veteran second baseman went 0-for-2 on Monday before being ejected for arguing balls and strikes.
Aug 15 - 8:33 AM

Ian Kinsler was ejected from Monday's game versus the Rangers for arguing balls and strikes.

Kinsler took exception to a called strike by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez on a ball that clearly appeared to be low. He then took a called ball on the second pitch of the at-bat, said something to Hernandez and was tossed. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus came to Kinsler's defense and also go the heave-ho.
Aug 14 - 9:44 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, time has expired on the waiver claim of Ian Kinsler.

It's still unclear which team made that claim, but they were unable to work out a trade with the Tigers and so the veteran second baseman will finish out the 2017 season in Detroit. Kinsler is out of the Tigers' starting lineup Sunday versus the Twins after getting hit by a pitch on Saturday. He's batting .244/.323/.392 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 98 games this year.
Aug 13 - 12:19 PM

Ian Kinsler (hand) is not in the Tigers' starting lineup Sunday versus the Twins.

Kinsler got hit on the hand by a pitch on Saturday and still has a bit of swelling. Andrew Romine will fill in at second base.
Aug 13 - 11:35 AM

According to Jon Heyman, the team that claimed Ian Kinsler has tried to engage in trade talks with the Tigers, but made little progress.

Heyman states that it's a team that also tried for Kinsler before the July 31 deadline. The team that seemed to have the most interest then were the Brewers, so they might be the suitor now. Heyman reports that the teams still have 48 hours to work something out, but that there's little optimism right now.
Aug 11 - 5:56 PM

FanRag's Jon Heyman is hearing that Ian Kinsler was claimed on waivers by an unknown team.

Kinsler's contract includes a very affordable $10 million option for 2018, so there wasn't much chance that he'd clear waivers. The Tigers can either work out a deal with the highest-priority team that claimed him or pull him back and keep him for the rest of the season. They'll probably choose the latter.
Aug 11 - 4:33 PM

Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, four RBI and four runs scored in Wednesday's thrashing of the Pirates.

He belted a solo homer off starter Ivan Nova in the second inning, then doubled with three ducks on the pond in the eighth. He also worked a walk in the monster game. It has been a bit of a down season for the aging second baseman but this game will keep his fantasy owners smiling all night. He now has a .250 batting average with 11 home runs, 67 runs and 34 RBI. He's chipped in eight stolen bases as well.
Aug 9 - 11:31 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers "remain interested" in Ian Kinsler.

Kinsler is on revocable waivers, according to Rosenthal. However, Rosenthal also notes that the Brew Crew are on Kinsler's 10-team, no-trade list and it's unclear whether he'd be willing to waive it in order to get a deal done. The veteran second baseman is owed just over $3 million for the rest of this season and the Tigers have a $10 million option or $5 million buyout on him for 2018.
Aug 9 - 2:51 PM

Ian Kinsler went 1-for-5 with a strikeout in the Tigers' loss to the Yankees on Monday.

Kinsler was being shopped by the Tigers ahead of Monday's trade deadline, but the veteran second baseman ultimately stayed put. He's slashing .243/.326/.388 with nine home runs and 29 RBI through 86 games in his age-35 season.
Jul 31 - 10:35 PM

Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

The Tigers are fielding some trade interest in Kinsler, but looks to be a simple day off. Dixon Machado is at second base.
Jul 30 - 10:17 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Brewers and Tigers are "engaged in ongoing discussions" on a trade involving both Ian Kinsler and Justin Wilson.

ESPN's Buster Olney was first to report word of the Brewers' interest in Kinsler last week. The veteran second baseman is batting just .248/.331/.399 with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 81 games this season, but he's only owed around $4 million and the Brewers are exploring a range of options to upgrade their roster for the stretch run. Wilson, a 29-year-old left-handed reliever, owns a 2.75 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 55/16 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings this season with Detroit.
Jul 25 - 6:44 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Brewers have expressed interest in acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Tigers.

The Brewers are in free fall mode and have seen their lead in the National League Central evaporate since the All-Star break, so they're exploring all options. He's only on the books for this season, plus a very affordable $10 million club option for 2018, so he's a guy who could make a lot of sense to teams looking for an upgrade at second base.
Jul 22 - 11:38 AM

Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' lineup Friday due to the flu.

He should be ready to go sometime this weekend. Andrew Romine is at second base and Alex Presley is in the leadoff spot.
Jul 14 - 3:31 PM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2John Hicks
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Alex Presley
2Andrew Romine
3JaCoby Jones
RF1Mikie Mahtook
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Chad Bell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Drew VerHagen
8Jeff Ferrell