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Ian Kinsler | Second Baseman | #3

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 (flu) is back in the Tigers' lineup Friday.
Kinsler missed a couple days of action while he was under the weather. He's at second base and leading off against the A's. May 27 - 5:23 PM

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Ian Kinsler (flu) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again on Wednesday versus the Phillies.

Kinsler had to be scratched from Tuesday night's game after experiencing flu-like symptoms and he'll remain on the bench for Wednesday's matinee. Mike Aviles is starting at second base and batting eighth versus Philadelphia right-hander Aaron Nola. Cameron Maybin will get another turn at leadoff.
May 25 - 10:09 AM

Ian Kinsler was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

Mike Aviles will start at second base and Cameron Maybin will bat leadoff versus Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson. Kinsler is considered day-to-day.
May 24 - 5:17 PM

Ian Kinsler finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the Twins.

Kinsler singled and scored in the first inning, smacked an RBI single in the third, and then took Twins reliever Taylor Rogers deep in the bottom of the sixth for a solo shot. The second baseman has now homered in four straight games and he boasts a .319/.367/.554 batting line with 10 homers, 24 RBI, and 37 runs scored in 39 total games this season.
May 18 - 4:18 PM

Ian Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI double in Monday's win over the Twins.

Kinsler led off the bottom of the first inning with a blast off of Jose Berrios and it turned out to be an eight-run first inning for the Tigers. They went deep three times on the night, with J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos also hitting balls over the boards. With eight longballs on the season, Kinsler is just three shy of last year's total.
May 16 - 10:09 PM

Ian Kinsler provided the Tigers only offense in Friday's loss to the Rangers, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.

Kinsler scampered home on a double play ball in the ninth inning, providing the only run for the Tigers in the contest. Aside from Kinsler's two hits, the Tigers generated just a pair of walks against Cole Hamels and company. He has done an outstanding job as a table-setter atop the Tigers lineup, slashing .302/.339/.474 with five homers, 23 runs scored, 15 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 6 - 10:59 PM

Ian Kinsler singled and smacked a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Kinsler's shot to left field off of Josh Tomlin in the top of the fifth inning got the Tigers back in the game, but Francisco Lindor's three-run blast in the bottom of the frame essentially put the contest out of reach. After slugging a disappointing 10 homers last season, Kinsler already has five this year.
May 3 - 9:25 PM

Ian Kinsler returned to the Tigers' lineup Tuesday against the Athletics.

He took a seat Monday while dealing with flulike symptoms. Fortunately the illness only cost him one game. He'll hit in his usual leadoff spot against A's left-hander Rich Hill. Anthony Gose is starting in center field for Tyler Collins, who made headlines for giving Detroit fans the middle finger on Monday night.
Apr 26 - 3:42 PM

Ian Kinsler was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Athletics due to flu-like symptoms.

He should be fine in the next day or so. Mike Aviles will start at second base while Jose Iglesias will bat leadoff.
Apr 25 - 5:32 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

The Tigers were shut out in the game, with Kinsler recording two of the team's five hits. He's now hit in nine straight and has four consecutive multi-hit games. That all translates to a .365/.388/.603 line with four homers, 12 RBI and 13 runs scored on the year.
Apr 21 - 11:13 PM

Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 with his third home run of the season, a solo shot off Ryan Vogelsong, on Wednesday night versus the Pirates.

Kinsler only had three home runs at the All-Star Break a year ago, but already has three homers by the second week of April in 2016. He's hitting .355/.382/.677 and gets the benefit of hitting atop a potent Tigers' lineup. The 33-year-old may struggle to reach double-digit stolen bases again this year; however, the increased power production should more than compensate for that.
Apr 14 - 12:34 AM

Ian Kinsler went 3-for-6 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Kinsler had arguably the two biggest hits of the night, slugging a three-run homer in the second inning and popping a go-ahead RBI single in the 11th. About the only mistake he made was getting picked off after collecting said single. Kinsler will turn 34 in June and is clearly past his peak, but he should still offer nice fantasy production from atop a powerful Tigers lineup.
Apr 5 - 11:39 PM

Ian Kinsler mashed his fourth Grapefruit League home run on Monday against the Yankees.

The game was scoreless when Kinsler went back-to-back with Justin Upton in the sixth inning off of Nick Goody. The Tigers' second baseman has driven in 15 runs and is batting .273 this spring to go along with his four longballs. He'll be Detroit's leadoff hitter again in 2016.
Mar 28 - 8:33 PM

Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff homer off the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez on Wednesday.

Kinsler almost always has good springs, and he is 5-for-15 with two homers so far this year. He doesn't figure to be quite as productive this year as he was last season, but he should be among the AL leaders in runs scored while hitting at the top of Detroit's lineup.
Mar 9 - 4:23 PM

Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

He's simply getting some rest. Josh Wilson will cover second base.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Steven Moya
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Anthony Gose
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Anibal Sanchez
4Mike Pelfrey
5Shane Greene
6Michael Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Drew VerHagen
6Kyle Ryan
7Warwick Saupold