current status: On 40-man roster
#3 2B | 6'0", 200 lbs. | Detroit
Birth Date:June 22, 1982 (32 years old) Place of Birth:Tucson, AZ Hometown:Tucson, AZ
Drafted:Drafted by Texas in 2003 (17th round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Texas in 2013.
Drafted:Drafted by Texas in 2003 (17th round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Texas in 2013.
.375, 1HR in last 8AB
.375, 1HR in last 8AB
|Assets:||Is extremely productive for a second baseman, thanks to great athleticism and on-field intensity. A constant threat to hit a home run or steal a base, that helps him both in scoring a lot of runs and driving them in.|
|Flaws:||Isn't a top-notch fielder at second base and can be a little injury-prone, which may result in an eventual position change. Still needs to find a greater level of consistency at the dish to become a superstar.|
|Career Potential:||Excellent all-round second baseman.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Named to the All-Star Game||2012, 2010, 2008|
|Midwest League (A)||All-Star Team||2004|
Movements & Injuries
|11/20/2013||Acquired from the Texas Rangers.|
|6/15/2013||Missed 25 games (right intercostal).|
|5/19/2013||Right intercostal, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 18th, 2013).|
|5/18/2013||Bruised ribs, day-to-day.|
|9/03/2012||Missed 1 game (back injury).|
|9/02/2012||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|5/17/2012||Missed 1 game (stomach virus).|
|5/16/2012||Stomach virus, day-to-day.|
|4/11/2012||Signed by the Texas Rangers to a five-year contract extension.|
|6/11/2011||Missed 3 games (paternity leave list).|
|6/08/2011||Placed on the paternity leave list.|
|9/14/2010||Suspended by MLB for 1 game.|
|9/01/2010||Missed 32 games (left groin).|
|7/29/2010||Left groin, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 28).|
|4/29/2010||Missed 21 games (sprained right ankle).|
|4/04/2010||Sprained right ankle, early September (retroactive to March 26th, 2010).|
|8/14/2009||Missed 15 games (hamstring).|
|8/02/2009||Hamstring, early September.|
|8/18/2008||Hernia, early September.|
|5/05/2008||Missed 2 games (hamstring).|
|2/19/2008||Signed by the Texas Rangers to a five-year contract extension.|
|7/31/2007||Missed 27 games (left foot injury).|
|7/02/2007||Left foot injury, 15-day DL (retroactive June 29).|
|6/29/2007||Left foot injury, day-to-day.|
|3/01/2007||Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|5/25/2006||Missed 37 games (thumb injury).|
|4/12/2006||Thumb injury, 15-day DL.|
|11/18/2005||Contract purchased from Oklahoma (AAA).|
|4/03/2005||Assigned by the Texas Rangers to their minor league camp.|
|1/08/2005||Invited to spring training by the Texas Rangers.|
|11/20/2013||Texas Rangers traded Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder.|
|6/03/2003||Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 17th round (496th overall) in 2003.|
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Tigers to a division title sealing victory. | 09/28/2014 6:35 PM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Tigers to a division title sealing victory.
ImpactKinsler hit four homers in the final 14 regular season games, which is more than he had in the previous two and a half months. Kinsler has struggled getting on base lately, but he will remain Detroit's lead off man for the ALDS.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler continues to stay hot. | 09/24/2014 6:07 PM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler continues to stay hot.
ImpactHe was 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBI, and a run scored. Kinsler now has an impressive 89 RBI from Detroit's leadoff spot.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and scored on Miguel Cabrera's single in the ninth as Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, on Tuesday. | 09/23/2014 10:59 PM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and scored on Miguel Cabrera's single in the ninth as Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, on Tuesday.
ImpactWith Kinsler's help, Detroit stays a game ahead of Kansas City with five days left in the season. Kinsler is batting .274 with 16 homers and 87 RBI this year.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 5-for-13 (.385) against Indians starter Trevor Bauer in his career. | 09/14/2014 11:09 AM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 5-for-13 (.385) against Indians starter Trevor Bauer in his career.
ImpactKinsler has a home run, double and two RBI against Bauer as well. Kinsler is 3-for-9 with a double, two RBI and a run in the series against Cleveland.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .077 hitter (1-for-13) against Indians right-hander Corey Kluber. | 09/01/2014 10:19 AM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .077 hitter (1-for-13) against Indians right-hander Corey Kluber.
ImpactKinsler went 6-for-19 (.315) over the weekend, but is a poor play in Monday's matchup. He used to be a 30-30 guy (2009, 2011), but now he'll be lucky to reach 20-20.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a walk, one RBI and three runs Sunday against the Twins. | 08/24/2014 7:25 PM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a walk, one RBI and three runs Sunday against the Twins.
ImpactKinsler has gone 9-for-32 (.281) in his last seven games, but he's hitting just .233 with nine extra-base hits since the All-Star break.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is hitting .100 in his career against Rays starter Chris Archer. | 08/19/2014 10:58 AM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is hitting .100 in his career against Rays starter Chris Archer.
ImpactAfter a poor July, Kinsler is hitting .268 in August but has not homered since July 3 and has stolen just two bases since July 11.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has gone 12-for-33 (.364) with two doubles and five RBI in August. | 08/08/2014 10:38 PM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has gone 12-for-33 (.364) with two doubles and five RBI in August.
ImpactKinsler hit just .218 in July. While he's heated up again, he still hasn't homered since July 3 and he hasn't stolen a base since July 11.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 13-for-38 (.342) with four homers in his career against White Sox starter Jon Danks. | 07/31/2014 12:34 PM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 13-for-38 (.342) with four homers in his career against White Sox starter Jon Danks.
ImpactKinsler has hit .153 (9-for-59) over his last 14 games, but he's a good option Thursday against Chicago.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 16-for-42 (.381) with three homers in his career against White Sox starter Jon Danks. | 07/31/2014 12:31 PM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 16-for-42 (.381) with three homers in his career against White Sox starter Jon Danks.
ImpactKinsler has hit .153 (9-for-59) over his last 14 games, but he's a good option Thursday against Chicago.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is just 1-for-9 against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber. | 07/19/2014 10:19 AM
NewsTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is just 1-for-9 against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
ImpactKinsler has two five-game hitting streaks this month, but is hitless in the last two games and doesn't have a good matchup here.
Ian Kinsler replaces V-Mart on All-Star squad | 07/11/2014 8:03 PM
NewsIan Kinsler has been named to the American League All-Star team as a replacement for the injured Victor Martinez.
Jon Morosi on Twitter
ImpactMartinez has been nursing side and back injuries that have kept him out of action for the last week, so he'll sit out the Mid-Summer Classic as well. He will be well represented by his Tigers' teammate who's having a terrific year, slashing .305/.339/.477 with 11 homers, 49 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Kinsler stays hot, homers in rout of the Rays | 07/03/2014 9:58 PM
NewsIan Kinsler slugged his 11th home run as the Tigers easily defeated the Rays on Thursday.
ImpactKinsler went deep in the first inning, one of three Erik Bedard allowed in the opening frame. The second baseman has been on a tear at the plate, now slashing .420/.463/.740 over his last 12 games. Overall, Kinsler is slashing .306/.342/.487 with the 11 home runs, 45 RBI, and nine stolen bases in what has been an All-Star-caliber season.
Kinsler hits go-ahead three-run HR vs. HOU | 06/28/2014 8:07 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Tigers' 4-3 win over the Astros on Saturday.
ImpactKinsler doubled in the top of the first inning and then slugged a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth. He's had a huge week at the plate and is now batting .308/.343/.489 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI in 76 games this season for his new team.
Ian Kinsler has three hits in loss to Astros | 06/28/2014 12:41 AM
NewsIan Kinsler had a nice night at the plate in a losing effort against the Astros on Friday, going 3-for-5.
ImpactHe has been a spark plug atop the Tigers lineup this season, slashing a healthy .306/.342/.478 to go along with nine homers, 39 RBI and eight stolen bases. He remains one of the top all-around offensive second baseman in the league.
Kinsler reaches base three times as DET wins | 06/26/2014 11:26 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI single, and a run scored as the Tigers defeated the Rangers 6-0 on Thursday.
ImpactKinsler continues to do damage against his former team. The second baseman has logged two hits in each of the three games at his former stomping grounds, giving him five consecutive multi-hit games. His third-inning RBI single capped off a three-run frame to make it 4-0. Kinsler is slashing .302/.338/.476 with nine home runs, 39 RBI, and eight stolen bases on the season.
Kinsler's homer, three RBI help down Rangers | 06/25/2014 12:26 AM
NewsIan Kinsler helped sink his former team on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the Tigers' 8-2 win over the Rangers.
ImpactIn his first game back in Arlington since being traded over the winter, Kinsler did his best to make the Rangers wish he was still wearing their uniform. The second baseman hit his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot, in the first inning, and he added a two-run single in the eighth. Kinsler now has 38 RBI and 51 runs scored -- fifth-most in the American League -- to go with a .295/.327/.471 line.
Kinsler has two hits, two RBI in loss | 06/05/2014 4:17 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Blue Jays.
ImpactKinsler had an RBI triple in the third inning and drove in another run with a ground out in the fifth inning. The 31-year-old has cooled down a bit over the past couple of weeks, but he still has a fine .301/.331/.453 batting line to go along with five home runs, 26 RBI, six stolen bases, and 41 runs scored over 55 games. Concerns about his production dropping off after leaving Texas appear to be unwarranted, at least for now.
Ian Kinsler not in Tigers' lineup on Monday | 05/26/2014 12:39 PM
NewsIan Kinsler is not in the Tigers' starting lineup for Monday's series-opener with the A's.
ImpactIt's the first day off of the 2014 season for Kinsler, who is batting .330/.360/.477 with four homers and 22 RBI in 46 games for his new team. Danny Worth will start at second base and Andrew Romine is at shortstop.
Ian Kinsler has four-hit night in victory | 05/18/2014 11:35 PM
NewsIan Kinsler had a terrific night at the dish in Sunday's victory over the Red Sox, going 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored.
ImpactKinsler has done a tremendous job as a spark plug atop the Tigers lineup, hitting .311/.341/.451 with four homers, 20 RBI and five stolen bases. As long as he remains healthy, he should finish the season as one of the top fantasy performers at the second base position.
Ian Kinsler homers in second straight | 05/12/2014 10:48 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and a steal Monday versus the Orioles.
ImpactKinsler also homered yesterday and now has four bombs this season. The nice surprise is that he's batting .315 thus far. Unfortunately, it's come with just seven walks in 143 at-bats, so his OBP isn't much better than usual. Still, the Tigers are happy with what they've gotten from him.
Ian Kinsler goes deep Sunday in loss | 05/11/2014 4:26 PM
NewsIan Kinsler doubled and launched a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Twins.
ImpactKinsler scored on a sac fly after doubling in the first and then extended the Tigers' lead to 3-0 with a solo blast in the fifth. However, the club's bullpen coughed up four runs to ruin Robbie Ray's gem. Kinsler is batting .307/.340/.436 with three homers and 17 RBI this season.
Kinsler's 3 hits, 2 runs aid in Tigers win | 05/06/2014 11:07 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
ImpactWith Prince Fielder off to a sluggish start with the Rangers, the Tigers have enjoyed being the early winners of the winter's one-for-one swap involving the two. Tuesday's three-hit performance boosted Kinsler's average to .308. That being said, Kinsler could stand to be a bit more disruptive on the bases and to show more power, as he has only three stolen bases and a .425 slugging percentage through 129 plate appearances.
Ian Kinsler has three hits in loss to Angels | 04/18/2014 10:54 PM
NewsIan Kinsler had a nice night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Angels, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI.
ImpactKinsler delivered a two-run single to start a five-run uprising in the seventh inning, but it was too-little, too-late for the Tigers. He's off to a phenomenal start at the plate with his new team, slashing .351/.373/.526 with two homers, eight RBI and three stolen bases.
Ian Kinsler homers in Tigers' victory | 04/17/2014 5:06 PM
NewsIan Kinsler had a three-run homer, an RBI single and a stolen base in the Tigers' 7-5 win over the Indians on Thursday.
ImpactKinsler's steal was followed immediately by a caught stealing on an attempt to take third. That won't bother his fantasy owners, though. Kinsler is batting .327 with a couple of early homers and three steals. His four RBI today matched his total from his first 11 games combined.
Kinsler collects 2 hits, 2 walks, and 2 runs | 04/10/2014 2:39 AM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a pair of steals and a pair of runs scored in Wednesday's 10-inning 7-6 victory against the Dodgers.
ImpactThese were Kinsler's first swipes as a Tiger. After going hitless in his debut with Detroit, the 31-year-old veteran has collected multi-hit games in four of six. The former Ranger is in line for another great fantasy campaign hitting No. 2 in Detroit's loaded lineup.
Kinsler homers, delivers walk-off for Tigers | 04/02/2014 4:36 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 3-for-5 Wednesday, belting his first Tigers homer and also delivering a walk-off single against the Royals.
ImpactKinsler's solo blast in the fourth inning was the only scoring until the Royals tied things up on a sacrifice fly in the ninth. He then lined a ball in the gap with two outs in the 10th off of Tim Collins to score Austin Jackson for the game-winner. The former Rangers was hitless in his Tigers debut but came up big for them in this one.
Ian Kinsler goes 2-for-3, scores twice | 03/28/2014 4:21 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-3 with two runs scored as the Tigers topped the Rays 6-3 on Friday.
ImpactWith Torii Hunter dropped to fifth in the lineup three days ago, Kinsler has been hitting second behind Rajai Davis. That's not a bad spot for him, particularly since he'll have Miguel Cabrera right behind him. It's certainly better than the fifth spot, which is where it looked like he might hit after Andy Dirks got hurt and Davis became more of a factor.
Ian Kinsler hits third spring homer | 03/18/2014 5:13 PM
NewsIan Kinsler had a three-run homer, a double and two walks versus the Blue jays on Tuesday.
ImpactKinsler is 7-for-12 with three homers, two doubles and three walks in his last four games. It seems like he's ready for the season to start.
Ian Kinsler homers twice in rout | 03/15/2014 4:52 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 3-for-4 with two homers, four RBI and a walk in the Tigers' 14-3 drubbing of the Astros on Saturday.
ImpactKinsler has been leading off for the Tigers all spring, but he hit fifth today because the team wanted Victor Martinez to lead off and get an extra at-bat. In truth, the Tigers would likely be better off with either Kinsler or Torii Hunter batting fifth and Austin Jackson keeping the leadoff spot. Kinsler, though, figures to open the season atop the order.
Ian Kinsler to hit leadoff in exhibition game | 02/23/2014 2:47 PM
NewsIan Kinsler will hit leadoff in the Tigers' exhibition game versus Florida Southern Tuesday.
ImpactManager Brad Ausmus has refused to reveal what his Opening Day batting order would likely be, but he'll offer his first preview Tuesday. Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Austin Jackson will follow Kinsler in the order. The second baseman has declared a desire to up his stolen base total in 2014.
Ian Kinsler trims weight over offseason | 02/16/2014 12:06 PM
NewsIan Kinsler has reported to Tigers' camp 10 pounds lighter than he was season.
Chris Iott on Twitter
ImpactKinsler said he usually gained weight over the winter in anticipation of losing it during the year due to the Texas heat. Now that he's in Detroit, he decided it would be better if he dropped a few pounds. Being lighter going into the year could help Kinsler attain his goal of stealing more bases.
Ian Kinsler looking to up SB total in 2014 | 01/03/2014 10:26 AM
NewsIan Kinsler is looking to up his stolen base total in 2014 after swiping just 15 bags in 2013.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactIt was the first time over a full season that Kinsler failed to reach the 20-steal plateau, and he also was caught a career-high 11 times in 2013. He thinks it was "a little bit of a weird year for me running-wise as far as stolen bases are concerned," as Kinsler says a good chunk of the time he was thrown out on failed hit-and-runs. With his power likely to drop in the move from Texas to Detroit, Kinsler could use a rebound in his steals total to keep his fantasy value up.
Tigers plan to use Kinsler at second base | 11/23/2013 2:36 PM
NewsTigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has said that the Tigers plan is to have Ian Kinsler play second base.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactKinsler's agent, Jay Franklin, as reiterated that point, saying the Tigers have given him every indication that they're excited to have Kinsler play second base. While they have been rumored as a potential landing spot for Robinson Cano, it appears extremely unlikely that such a move would actually occur.
Tigers acquire Kinsler in trade with Rangers | 11/20/2013 10:58 PM
NewsTigers acquired 2B Ian Kinsler from the Rangers in exchange for 1B Prince Fielder and cash considerations.
ImpactKinsler has averaged 24 home runs, 26 stolen bases and a .273/.349/.454 line over his eight full seasons in the majors, and he'll immediately fill the hole at second base left when Omar Infante became a free agent. The move sets off a domino effect, as Miguel Cabrera will almost certainly slide over to first base, prospect Nick Castellanos will likely get every chance to win the job at third base and the money saved will allow the Tigers to pursue a long-term deal with Max Scherzer.
Kinsler or Andrus trade looking 'inevitable' | 11/09/2013 7:07 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal said the Rangers trading one of Ian Kinsler or Elvis Andrus is "starting to look inevitable."
ImpactRosenthal said a package involving Jurickson Profar is another option but "don't count on it." He's been banging this drum for a few days now, and it makes sense given the Rangers' wealth of middle infielders and the prospects in the pipeline. Rosenthal mentions the Yankees and Cardinals as two teams that could be in play for one of the Rangers' infielders.
Report: Texas ponders trading Kinsler, Andrus | 11/06/2013 1:09 PM
NewsThe Rangers are considering trading either second baseman Ian Kinsler or shortstop Elvis Andrus to clear a position for Jurickson Profar, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Impact"A move of Kinsler to first base also is possible but probably less appealing," Rosenthal wrote. Kinsler is guaranteed $57 million over the next four seasons, and his contract includes a $10 million club option or $5 million buyout in 2018. Andrus is owed $126-plus million over the next nine seasons, with a $15 million club option for a tenth season (in 2023). "The size of Andrus' contract seemingly would preclude a deal, even to a high-revenue team such as the Red Sox, who might look to add a shortstop," Rosenthal wrote.
Ian Kinsler gets two hits in Monday's loss | 09/30/2013 11:22 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
ImpactKinsler singled in a run in the third before getting picked off (one of two on the night for David Price) before doubling in the eighth. The Rangers had seven hits on the night, with Adrian Beltre and Alex Rios joining Kinsler as the only ones with an extra-base knock.
Kinsler homers in Rangers' 7-3 win vs. Astros | 09/25/2013 11:46 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, and the Rangers beat the Astros 7-3 on Wednesday.
ImpactIn his last 10 games, Kinsler is 14-for-42 (.333) with eight runs scored and eight RBI. On Wednesday, Kinsler delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning before launching a solo home run, his 13th of the year, in the sixth inning. He also scored twice in the game, giving him 70 RBI and 80 runs scored on the year.
Kinsler drives in three in Rangers' 7-1 win | 09/17/2013 10:14 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Rangers' 7-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday.
ImpactKinsler led off the game with a solo home run against Jeremy Hellickson, and he added two more RBI with a single in the third inning. He's now had five multi-hit games in his last seven starts, raising his season line to .274/.339/.410. His batting average is in line to be his highest to finish a season since 2010.
Kinsler out of lineup with undisclosed injury | 09/11/2013 1:23 PM
NewsIan Kinsler was out of the starting lineup on Wednesday with an "undisclosed nagging injury" that is located "somewhere above ankle and below neck."
Jeff Wilson on Twitter
ImpactKinsler is speaking about this injury like a teenager discussing weekend plans with his parents. What's important is that the veteran says it isn't serious; Kinsler thinks he'll return to the field on Friday. Jurickson Profar drew the start at second base against the Pirates.
Ian Kinsler goes 4-for-5 in Rangers' win | 08/28/2013 2:09 AM
NewsIan Kinsler went 4-for-5 and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th as the Rangers beat the Mariners 4-3 on Tuesday.
ImpactKinsler scored the go-ahead run on a balk after stealing third base in the 10th. The four-hit game was his first of the year. He hadn't even had three hits since way back on May 3.
Kinsler drives in two to lead Rangers to win | 08/15/2013 12:30 AM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Rangers' 5-4 win over the Brewers on Wednesday.
ImpactKinsler doubled off Brewers starter Tyler Thornburg earlier in the game before delivering a bases-loaded, two-run single in the seventh to give the Rangers a 5-4 lead. The runs batted in gave him 50 RBI, and they were his first since August 7. The two-hit night raised his average to a modest .268 for the year.
Kinsler hits 10th homer in loss to Athletics | 08/03/2013 7:12 PM
NewsIan Kinsler hit his 10th home run of the season Saturday in the Rangers' loss to the Athletics.
ImpactKinsler cranked a solo shot off Oakland starter Jarrod Parker in the top of the fifth inning. He's batting .274/.347/.425 with 46 RBI in 84 games this season.
Ian Kinsler drives home four in losing effort | 07/26/2013 11:11 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-5 and drove home four runs in a losing effort against the Indians on Friday.
ImpactKinsler drove home a run with an RBI single in the fifth inning then added a sacrifice fly in the seventh. He wasn't finished though, as he came through with a game-tying, two-run single in the eighth. It was all for naught though as the Rangers went on to lose in extra innings. Kinsler is now hitting .281/.354/.430 with nine homers, 42 RBI and six stolen bases on the season.
Ian Kinsler drives in four as Rangers win | 07/08/2013 10:47 PM
NewsIan Kinsler knocked in four runs with a single and a double Monday in the Rangers' 8-5 win in Baltimore.
ImpactKinsler loves facing the Orioles; he's a lifetime .340 hitter with nine homers, 38 RBI and more walks (26) than strikeouts (22) in 52 games against them. He's off to a .333 start with a homer and six walks in seven games in July.
Kinsler's RBI single the difference in win | 06/24/2013 2:42 AM
NewsIan Kinsler drove in the game-winning run in Sunday's marathon 2-1 victory against the Cardinals.
ImpactKinsler's single in the seventh scored Leonys Martin and broke a tie game. The veteran second baseman finished 2-for-4 and is now batting .305/.373/.467. Sunday's contest took over six hours to complete, thanks to a two hour and 59 minute delay.
Kinsler to begin rehab assignment Thursday | 06/12/2013 8:59 PM
NewsIan Kinsler (intercostal) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Thursday.
ImpactKinsler was cleared after taking a full batting practice and fielding ground balls Wednesday with no issues. "I haven't had anything physical to tell me not to continue to push it, continue on the same path," Kinsler said. "Hopefully I can get on the field real quick." Kinsler will DH on Thursday and play second base on Friday and Saturday. He could be activated at that point, or the Rangers could wait until Monday.
Kinsler (ribs) could begin rehab games Thurs. | 06/12/2013 4:48 PM
NewsIan Kinsler (intercostal) is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday.
Anthony Andro on Twitter
ImpactKinsler fielded grounders on Monday and took batting practice on Wednesday, reporting no issues during either workout. If everything continues to go smoothly, he should be back in the Rangers' lineup at some point early next week. Texas will have some tough roster decisions to make with Jurickson Profar playing pretty well.
Kinsler (rib) feels fine after workout Monday | 06/10/2013 5:32 PM
NewsIan Kinsler (intercostal) felt fine after a workout on Monday.
Anthony Andro on Twitter
ImpactKinsler began hitting off a tee over the weekend, but he was spotted taking ground balls on the field on Monday. The 30-year-old hasn't begun facing live pitching, but is aiming to return at the end of the team's homestand, which ends on June 20.
Ian Kinsler (rib) begins hitting off a tee | 06/09/2013 1:28 PM
NewsIan Kinsler (rib) began hitting off a tee on Saturday.
ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth
ImpactHe had no issue with his fractured rib. Although there remains no timetable for Kinsler's return, Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said the club is "hopeful for meaningful progress this week." He should be back before the end of the month if he can avoid setbacks.
Ian Kinsler has better mobility | 06/05/2013 6:53 PM
NewsIan Kinsler (rib cage) hasn't begun swinging a bat but has improved mobility.
ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth
Impact"He's not having any issue where he can't rotate like he did when he tried to do something," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. It's not clear when Kinsler will start swinging a bat and then begin a rehab assignment. He'll likely be sidelined until well into June.
Kinsler has stress reaction, out 2 more weeks | 05/29/2013 4:51 PM
NewsIan Kinsler has a stress reaction on the right side of his rib cage and will be out at least two more weeks.
ImpactKinsler was originally placed on the disabled list May 18 with an intercostal strain, and now the issue has become a little more serious. The 30-year-old second baseman has not done any sort of baseball-related activities and will likely be sidelined until mid-to-late June.
Rangers place Kinsler on DL, call up Profar | 05/19/2013 4:43 PM
NewsRangers placed 2B Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 18, with an intercoastal strain.
Ian Kinsler (ribs) could need stint on DL | 05/19/2013 3:02 PM
NewsThe Rangers could place Ian Kinsler (ribs) on the disabled list.
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactHe will have to show that his sore ribs will allow him to swing a bat soon, otherwise the club will put him on the DL and call up Jurickson Profar. Kinsler was originally hurt last Tuesday when he was hit with a ball while stealing a base and aggravated the ailment Thursday while getting out of the way of a pitch.
Kinsler (ribs) out of Texas lineup again Sat. | 05/18/2013 4:38 PM
NewsIan Kinsler (ribs) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup again on Saturday evening.
Anthony Andro on Twitter
ImpactKinsler was hit in the ribs by a throw Tuesday while stealing second base and aggravated his contusion Thursday during an at-bat. He is considered day-to-day.
Kinsler scratched Friday due to bruised ribs | 05/17/2013 5:01 PM
NewsIan Kinsler was scratched from Friday's lineup due to bruised ribs.
ImpactIt's possible he hurt his ribs on his poorly-executed head-first slide on Thursday night. Consider him day-to-day for now. Leury Garcia will fill in at second base while Elvis Andrus bats leadoff.
Kinsler launches sixth home run in win | 05/04/2013 11:14 PM
NewsIan Kinsler hit his sixth home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.
ImpactIt was Kinsler's only hit in five at-bats, and it came on the first pitch of the game. The Rangers would never look back. Kinsler is hitting .336 and now has 19 RBI, especially impressive considering he's hit leadoff the entire year. He's also stolen three bases this season.
Kinsler scores twice, drives in two vs. Sox | 05/01/2013 12:07 AM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-5 with two RBI as the Rangers defeated the White Sox on Tuesday.
ImpactKinsler also scored two runs batting in the leadoff spot, and the second baseman is now hitting .317 on the year. Hitting atop the Rangers lineup, Kinsler should continue to contribute in all five categories -- in short, continue to be an elite fantasy option at the keystone.
Ian Kinsler homers again in loss | 04/18/2013 6:17 PM
NewsIan Kinsler singled and ripped a solo homer in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
ImpactBoth Kinsler and Nelson Cruz took Carlos Villanueva deep, but those were the only two runs the Rangers could muster off of the Cubs in this one. Kinsler is off to a fantastic start, sporting a .309 average with five dingers and 10 RBI through 14 games. Only Michael Morse and Chris Davis have gone deep more than him in the AL thus far.
Ian Kinsler homers for Rangers' lone run | 04/13/2013 1:12 AM
NewsIan Kinsler went 2-for-4 and homered to give the Rangers their only run Friday against the Mariners.
ImpactKinsler has racked up six multihit games and four homers already. He's not going to keep his average over .300 all year, but he should be an elite fantasy second baseman anyway.
Ian Kinsler has big day on Tuesday | 04/02/2013 11:09 PM
NewsIan Kinsler hit his first home run of the season and scored two runs in the Ranger 7-0 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
ImpactKinsler finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk in the game. The 30-year-old second baseman had a relatively down year in 2012, batting .256 with 19 home runs. He's batting at the top of a Rangers order that still has some big bats, though, so while his RBI total may take a hit his stolen bases and runs scored should remain healthy.
Ian Kinsler has big night | 03/18/2013 11:36 PM
NewsIan Kinsler went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer Monday against the Royals.
ImpactKinsler entered the game with a .154 average over his first 46 spring plate appearances, so it's good to see him string together some hits. The 30-year-old will again be among the elite fantasy second basemen this season.
Kinsler doubles in first Cactus League game | 02/23/2013 6:52 PM
NewsIan Kinsler had an RBI double and scored a run in the Rangers' loss to the Royals Saturday.
ImpactKinsler went 1-for-2 before being lifted for Jurickson Profar in the fifth inning. The 30-year-old second baseman just missed a second-consecutive 20-20 season in 2012, finishing with 19 home runs and 21 stolen bases. He should be viewed among the elite options at second base on draft day.
Rangers to use Kinsler at 2B, Moreland at 1B | 01/07/2013 9:54 PM
NewsRangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that the plan is to use Ian Kinsler at second base and Mitch Moreland at first base.
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Impact"It's better that way," Daniels said. The Rangers were considering the idea of moving Kinsler to first base and installing Jurickson Profar as the second baseman, but they've decided against it. That means that both Profar and Mike Olt are likely to begin the season in the minors following the signing of Lance Berkman.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|At Bats||9||at Tor||Aug 10||6|
|Runs||3||2 times-last: at Min||last: Aug 24||3|
|Hits||4||at Bos||May 18||4|
|Doubles||3||vs. Tex||May 23||2|
|Triples||1||4 times-last: at Cle||last: Sep 1||1|
|Home Runs||1||17 times-last: vs. Min||last: Sep 28||1|
|Total Bases||7||at KC||Sep 19||7|
|Extra-Base Hits||3||vs. Tex||May 23||2|
|Runs Batted In||4||vs. Cle||Apr 17||4|
|Base on Balls||2||3 times-last: vs. ChA||last: Sep 24||3|
|Times on Base||4||4 times-last: vs. ChA||last: Sep 24||4|
|Stolen Bases||2||at LA||Apr 9||1|
|Caught Stealing||1||4 times-last: vs. ChA||last: Sep 22||2|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||655||2012 (Tex)|
|Home Runs||32||2011 (Tex)|
|Total Bases||296||2011 (Tex)|
|Extra-Base Hits||70||2011 (Tex)|
|Runs Batted In||86||2009 (Tex)|
|Base on Balls||89||2011 (Tex)|
|Times on Base||255||2011 (Tex)|
|Stolen Bases||31||2009 (Tex)|
|Caught Stealing||11||2013 (Tex)|
|Batting Average||.319||2008 (Tex)|
|On Base Percentage||.375||2008 (Tex)|
|Slugging Percentage||.517||2008 (Tex)|