By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Second baseman Ian Kinsler has reportedly been traded to the Los Angeles Angels, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Neither team has confirmed the deal yet.
Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause to join the Angels. They were one of the 10-teams on his no-trade clause.
The Detroit Tigers picked up his $11 million option before he was dealt to the Angels. This is Kinsler’s third MLB team in his career — and the second-time he’s been traded.
Kinsler, 35, was considered the most established second baseman, who was available to be moved this offseason despite having a career-worst season this past season. In 139 games, he had a .236 batting average with 22 home runs and 52 RBI’s.
Kinsler, who has played 12 seasons in the Majors with the Texas Rangers and the Tigers, has averaged a .273 batting average with 23 home runs.
He will now partner with shortstop Andrelton Simmons, forming one of the best middle infields in all of baseball. In addition, he will also be reunited with former Tigers teammate Justin Upton, who signed a free agent deal with the Angels earlier this season.
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