By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Free agent Ian Kinsler has signed a two-year deal with the San Diego Padres. Kinsler will be paid $8 million over the two seasons.
There is also a club option for the third season, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. The contract is pending a physical.
The 36-year-old Tucson, Arizona native split this past season with the Los Angeles Angels and the Boston Red Sox. He also won the World Series with the Red Sox.
He was traded by the Angels to the Red Sox for Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez on July 30th. That was his second trade in his career, as he was traded to the Detroit Tigers from the Texas Rangers for Prince Fielder and cash.
With the Red Sox, he had a .242 batting average in 37 games. He also had one home run and 16 RBIs in 132 at-bats. He also had six doubles and 32 hits, while scoring 17 runs.
As a member of the Angels, he had a .239 batting average in 91 games. Kinsler had 13 home runs and 32 RBIs in 355 at-bats. He scored 49 runs, while hitting 20 doubles in 85 hits.
The four-time All-Star spent four seasons with the Tigers from 2014 through 2017. He began his career with the Rangers, where he played from 2006 through 2013.
In his career, he had a .271 batting average with 248 home runs and 887 RBIs in 1,801 games. He also scored 1,215 runs and had 404 doubles and 41 triples in 1,943 hits.
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