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Ian Kinsler | Second Baseman | #3

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 (head) is back in the Tigers' lineup Friday.
Kinsler hasn't played since being hit in the head with a pitch on Sunday, but he's no longer experiencing post-concussion symptoms. He's at second base and batting leadoff against Danny Duffy and the Royals. Sep 23 - 4:24 PM

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Ian Kinsler (concussion) will not play Thursday.

Kinsler felt good after running, playing catch, and fielding grounders on Thursday morning at Target Field, but he has to be symptom-free for 24 hours under MLB's concussion protocol. It will cost him two games Thursday, with the Tigers playing a split doubleheader on the road against the Twins. He should be back in action for Friday night's series opener against the Royals in Detroit.
Sep 22 - 12:17 PM

Ian Kinsler said Thursday that he is free of the symptoms from his mild concussion.

Kinsler went through a morning workout that included fielding grounders, playing catch, and some light running. It sounds like he could play in at least one half of Thursday's split doubleheader against the Twins. He has ultimately missed just one game, thanks to Wednesday night's rainout.
Sep 22 - 11:58 AM

Ian Kinsler (concussion) was spotted doing baseball activities Thursday morning at Target Field.

That would include running, fielding grounders, and playing catch. This is obviously a great sign for Kinsler, who's been out since Sunday because of concussion-like symptoms. Still, he probably has to be considered questionable for Thursday's split doubleheader against the Twins. Erick Aybar and Andrew Romine have been handling things at second base for Detroit.
Sep 22 - 11:34 AM

Ian Kinsler (concussion) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

Kinsler began to feel light-headed in Sunday's game against the Indians and has since entered into the concussion protocol. Erick Aybar will start at second in his place on Wednesday and is batting second.
Sep 21 - 4:34 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that Ian Kinsler (concussion) is better but "groggy."

Grogginess is a concussion symptom, so Kinsler probably isn't going to be available off the bench for Tuesday night's game against the Twins and he may even be questionable for the remainder of this week. The veteran second baseman began feeling light-headed during Sunday's series finale against the Indians and now has to pass through MLB's concussion protocol. Andrew Romine is at second for Detroit on Tuesday.
Sep 20 - 5:43 PM

Ian Kinsler (head) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Twins.

And he wasn't on the pregame batting practice schedule either, which means he probably won't be available off the bench. Kinsler began experiencing concussion-like symptoms in Sunday's series finale against the Indians, though he did travel with the Indians to Minnesota later that night. Andrew Romine is starting at second base and batting ninth on Tuesday in Minnesota.
Sep 20 - 5:03 PM

Ian Kinsler (head) traveled with the Tigers out of Cleveland on Sunday night.

That's a positive sign for a guy who began experiencing concussion-like symptoms during Sunday's series finale against the Indians. There should be a more informative update ahead of the Tigers' series opener Tuesday night at Minnesota's Target Field. Kinsler, 34, is batting .277/.335/.469 with 26 homers and 78 RBI in 144 games this season for Detroit, a team still trying to fight its way into the Wild Card mix.
Sep 19 - 9:22 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Ian Kinsler showed concussion symptoms as Sunday's game went on and he will be evaluated further.

Concussions can be tricky, but it doesn't sound as though Kinsler is going to miss any time over this issue. Expect an update from the Tigers on his status on Monday.
Sep 18 - 5:22 PM

Ian Kinsler was ejected from Sunday's game against the Indians.

Kinsler evidently must have said something to home plate umpire Jordan Baker, who gave him the heave-ho. The second baseman was beaned in the helmet earlier in the game but apparently didn't have any concussion symptoms.
Sep 18 - 3:40 PM

Ian Kinsler went 4-for-5 while driving in three runs and scoring twice in a 9-6 victory over the Twins on Wednesday.

He doubled and scored in the first inning, drove in James McCann with a single in the second inning, stroked an RBI-triple and scored in the fourth inning and then drove in McCann again with another RBI-single in the eighth inning. The stellar day lifts Kinsler's line to .282/.339/.479 with 26 home runs, 105 runs scored, 78 RBI and 14 stolen bases. At 34 years of age he must be nearing a decline phase but he shows no signs of it yet.
Sep 15 - 1:12 AM

Ian Kinsler launched a solo home run and added a sacrifice fly in Monday's win over the Twins.

Kinsler led off the bottom of the first inning with a longball off of Ervin Santana. His fellow second baseman, Brian Dozier, slugged his 40th home run of the season in the same game, but Kinsler has 26 taters of his own. He's got a chance to get to 30 homers for the first time since 2011. Not bad for a guy who turned 34 earlier this season.
Sep 12 - 11:34 PM

Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Kinsler notched an RBI single in the fifth inning to put the Tigers on the board, but his crew would not score again in the contest. The veteran second baseman is hitting .279/.338/.469 with 25 homers, 14 steals and 73 RBI over 556 at-bats. Those 25 homers are the most he has clubbed in a season since he hit 32 in 2011.
Sep 11 - 5:18 PM

Ian Kinsler (finger) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday versus the White Sox.

There was talk of the Tigers holding him out until Friday, but Kinsler's bruised finger is apparently feeling much improved. He'll start at second base and bat leadoff against Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana.
Sep 7 - 11:59 AM

Ian Kinsler (finger) will likely be out until Friday.

Kinsler sat out Monday and is on the Tigers' bench again Tuesday after taking a hard grounder off his hand Sunday against the Royals. He needs time for the bruising and swelling to dissipate. Andrew Romine will draw his second straight start at second base on Tuesday night against the White Sox.
Sep 6 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3John Hicks
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Erick Aybar
3Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Casey McGehee
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Jose Iglesias
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Anibal Sanchez
6Daniel Norris
7Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Bruce Rondon
8Kyle Ryan
9Blaine Hardy
10Buck Farmer
11Joe Mantiply