Angels reportedly acquire Ian Kinsler from Tigers

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 14, 2017

Over his 12-year career, he has been a consistent player both offensively and defensively, hitting.273 with 234 home runs and 225 stolen bases.

Kinsler, 35, is coming off a season in which he hit.236 with a.313 on-base percentage, but he still hit 22 homers and played solid defense.

Kinsler's fielding also made him invaluable to the Tigers. In the end, Kinsler waived his no-trade clause to go to the Angels. Combined, they gave Avila little leverage in negotiations.Still, the Tigers were committed to moving Kinsler as part of the next step of their rebuilding process.

The Angels appear to be in a position to compete for a playoff berth, if Kinsler decides to accept the trade. He is a four-time All-Star. Kinsler has an $11 million vesting option for 2018. He is scheduled to hit free agency after next season. Well for anyone who has followed along with trade rumors surrounding Kinsler, going back to this time last year, there have been roughly a handful of teams that he has been linked to in that year's span.

As the Angels land a new second baseman, the Detroit Tigers will receive two prospects in return. Well, assuming that Trout doesn't get traded to the Tigers in exchange for Kinsler, this is a wonderful move for a franchise that has slipped a bit the past few seasons.

He would team with shortstop Andrelton Simmons to form what could be one of the best middle infield combinations in the game.

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