Ian Kinsler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tigers' Kinsler has no explanation for 'frustrating' first half

    Detroit News "It's easily been the oddest, most inexplicable first half of a season in Ian Kinsler's career. He's hit into a triple play. He didn't hit his first home run of the season until May 30, the longest he'd ever gone without one to start a season. And he's only hit two all season. He's dropped foul..." July 09

  • Ian Kinsler: Hope Rangers go 0-162

    ESPN "Former Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler clearly won't be pulling for his old club now that he's with the Detroit Tigers. "I hope they go 0-162," Kinsler told ESPN The Magazine's Robert Sanchez last month, in a story published this week. "I got friends, and I love my friends, but I hope..." March 04

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Confirmed: #Rangers get $30M. First reported by @JeffPassan. Price of Prince: $138M for 7 years. #Tigers save $76M.

  • Tigers agree to trade Fielder and cash to Texas for Kinsler

    Detroit News "Nothing about Prince Fielder has ever been small. Not his power, not his talent, not his body, not his signing as a free agent with the Tigers two years ago. And now, not his departure as a Tiger. The Tigers on Wednesday traded their slugging first baseman to the Rangers and cash..." November 21

  • Ethier-Kinsler trade makes sense for Dodgers

    Gammons Daily "Luis Sardinas obviously is not the only trade chip in the Rangers’ search for power. There have been a lot of rumors concerning retooling the offense that dropped to 7th in the league in runs—in a hitter-friendly ballpark. One rumor that keeps cropping up is for the Rangers to send Ian Kinsler to..." November 19

  • National writer: Elvis Andrus or Ian Kinsler trade 'inevitable'

    Dallas Morning News "If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for your favorite Rangers fan, you should probably hold off on the Ian Kinsler or Elvis Andrus jersey. Jurickson Profar might be a safe option, though. So might Luis Sardinas or Rougned Odor, but you probably can’t find those in any stores. On..." November 10

  • Ian Kinsler battling through undisclosed injury

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Ian Kinsler showed signs of pain in the ninth inning Tuesday when he scored a run and said Wednesday that he is dealing with a nagging injury. Kinsler didn’t specify where it is saying only it’s somewhere above the ankle and below the neck. He spent close to a month on the disabled list earlier..." September 12

  • Rangers activate Kinsler from DL

    Fox Sports Southwest "A Texas Rangers offense that is in need of a spark may have gotten on Saturday. The Rangers activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the disabled list. Kinsler is leading off for the Rangers today and playing second base. To clear room for Kinsler, the Rangers optioned Leury Garcia..." June 15

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Ian Kinsler will take batting practice today and would like to begin a rehab assignment tomorrow.

  • Ian Kinsler still 10 days away from returning; what it means for Elvis Andrus

    Dallas Morning News "Second baseman and leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler stepped up the pace of his rehabilitation program by fielding grounders and making limited-range throws during an afternoon workout. Kinsler, on the disabled list since May 16 because of a stress reaction in a rib, is at least 10 days away from..." June 11

  • Kinsler working out

    MLB.com "Second baseman Ian Kinsler, who is on the disabled list with a bruised ribcage, is taking ground balls on Monday afternoon. He and manager Ron Washington are going at it pretty good. They are doing their work at second base, not in the outfield. Looks like the Rangers have surmised that their..." June 10

  • Rangers without Ian Kinsler for at least two more weeks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Word that second baseman Ian Kinsler will be out at least two more weeks had been passed to the media covering the Texas Rangers before it had reached Kinsler’s fill-in, Jurickson Profar. The news didn’t thrill Profar by any means, even though it means that his trek back down I-35 to Triple A..." May 30

  • Colby Lewis, Kinsler delayed in rehab programs

    MLB.com "Colby Lewis has developed some muscle soreness behind his right elbow and has been taken off medical rehabilitation assignment. The Rangers expect him to be sidelined for at least two weeks before he can pitch in a game again. It’s unlikely he’ll be back in the rotation before July and it may be..." May 29

  • Why trading Profar makes more sense for Rangers than moving Kinsler to OF

    Dallas Morning News "What do you think will happen with Profar over next two years ? Evan Grant: I still think he will be traded. The Rangers are deep in the middle infield. They have a looming issue in the outfield. To me, it makes more sense to trade Profar in a package for an established outfielder (Giancarlo..." May 22

  • Rangers put Ian Kinsler on DL, recall Jurickson Profar

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jurickson Profar wasn’t recalled from Triple A Round Rock on Sunday to rescue the Texas Rangers, and the early indications are that he will be in the big leagues only until June 1. But he will be in the starting lineup Monday night against Oakland in place of second baseman Ian Kinsler, who was..." May 20

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Ian Kinsler will be evaluated today before Rangers decide whether to place him on the DL and officially call up Profar.

  • Kinsler Not In Lineup Friday Night

    MLB.com "Second baseman Ian Kinsler is out of the lineup tonight vs Detroit. He has bruised ribs, probably from his awkward slide into 3rd base during the first inning of last night’s game. Leury Garcia will play second base tonight." May 17

  • Time spent wisely has Rangers’ Ian Kinsler on upswing

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Don’t expect to see any Texas Rangers players launch a campaign for a repeat of the longest spring training in club history. As nice as it is in February and March in Surprise, Ariz., nothing there can make a player want to push back the start of the regular season. The players, though,..." May 10

  • Plan to move Kinsler from second put on the shelf

    MLB.com "Rangers infielder Ian Kinsler plans to report to Spring Training on Feb. 10 and will bring a second baseman's glove him. He has no plans to purchase a first baseman's glove or even work at the position during the spring. The Rangers, after some deliberation, are leaving Kinsler at second base,..." January 13

  • Rangers expect Ian Kinsler to remain at second base; Profar likely headed for minors

    Dallas Morning News "In addition to announcing the signing of Lance Berkman on Monday to be the team's primary DH, Rangers GM Jon Daniels also tried to clear up the muddled roster picture. Here's the breakdown on what he said: 1. Ian Kinsler, who was at one point likely headed for a move from second to first,..." January 08

  • Kinsler would be OK with move to first

    Fox Sports Southwest "Ian Kinsler, now the longest-tenured member of the Texas Rangers with the recent trade of Michael Young, said Tuesday he's willing to switch positions if it helps the club in 2013. Kinsler, who has been in the team's starting second baseman since 2006, said he would move to first base if that's..." December 12

  • Kinsler unfazed about possible position switch

    Fox Sports Southwest "Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler has been busy since the Rangers unexpected end to a once-promising season. He's been playing lots of golf. He's been getting ready for the holidays. He's been spending time with his family. One thing Kinsler hasn't done is concern himself with a possible..." November 16

  • Ian Kinlser leaves door open to position change: 'I think it's definitely possible'

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers signed second baseman Ian Kinsler to a five-year contract extension Wednesday. Whether he will still be a second baseman at the end of the deal is uncertain. During a news conference to announce the $75 million deal, Kinsler said he'd be willing to consider a move to another..." November 16

  • Rangers' 'out of rhythm' Ian Kinsler sees average drop to season low after ugly week

    Dallas Morning News "Ian Kinsler put the finishing touches on a particularly rough week Sunday, going 0-for-4 to drop his batting average to a season-low .263. Kinsler's on-base percentage dropped to .331, tying his mark for the lowest of the season. He previously finished June 25 at .331. In addition, Kinsler was..." September 10

  • Ron Washington: No plans to stop Ian Kinsler from running

    Dallas Morning News "Though Ian Kinsler leads the AL in times picked off and is uncharacteristically among the league's most inefficient base-stealers, Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday he has no intention of slowing Kinsler down in the wake of devastating outs on the bases in the previous two..." September 07

  • Ian Kinsler on getting picked off, committing costly error

    Dallas Morning News "Ian Kinsler did speak with a small group of reporters Tuesday, some 40 minutes after the completion of the Rangers' 6-3 loss to Kansas City in which two of his mistakes played key roles in changing the game. Kinsler was picked off third base with one out and Josh Hamilton at the plate in the..." September 05

  • Ian Kinsler is out with a stiff back, so Jurickson Profar will make his major league debut

    Hardball Talk "One of the best position prospects in baseball will begin his major league career on Sunday afternoon. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that second baseman Ian Kinsler has been scratched from the Rangers' series finale against the Indians because of stiffness in his back and..." September 02

  • Rangers' Ron Washington won't make 'radical' move with Ian Kinsler despite prolonged slump

    Dallas Morning News "Ian Kinsler will remain in the leadoff spot despite a slump that had reached 5-for-47 at the start of the Baltimore series. Kinsler's walks rate has also slowed, to two in the last nine games entering this series. Manager Ron Washington said a radical move with Kinsler would smack of..." August 21

  • Young, Kinsler reach Rangers milestone

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A successful quarterback-wide receiver duo can go down in football lore, such as Montana-Rice or Manning-Harrison. There isn't that type of connection in baseball, but double-play partners is as close as it gets. Michael Young and Ian Kinsler were the Texas Rangers middle infielders from..." August 18

  • Rangers are close to a sure-thing when this player plays a significant role in the offense

    Dallas Morning News "Leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler scored two runs in Sunday's win at Seattle. The Rangers are close to a sure-thing when Kinsler plays a significant role in the offense. They are 14-1 when he scores multiple runs. "It always looks different when he and Elvis Andrus have things going," manager Ron..." July 17

  • Move over Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig ... here comes Rangers' Ian Kinsler

    Dallas Morning News "Calculating early-season paces are usually fruitless exercises. Usually. But when a player's pace puts him on par with guys named Ruth and Gehrig, it catches your attention. In the case of second baseman Ian Kinsler, who began Thursday tied for the Major League lead in runs scored, the pace..." May 04

  • Rangers' Ian Kinsler: Changing positions 'was definitely brought up' during contract negotiations

    Dallas Morning News "On his new contract extension: Kinsler: "It was definitely important for me to be a Ranger. This is the place where I was drafted. This is a place where I was developed and just learned and started relationships with a lot of people. It's a place that I love and a place where I want to stay...." April 13

  • Ian Kinsler open to changing positions during contract

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers signed second baseman Ian Kinsler to a five-year contract extension Wednesday. Whether he will still be a second baseman at the end of the deal is uncertain. During a news conference to announce the $75 million deal, Kinsler said he'd be willing to consider a move to another..." April 12

  • Sources: Rangers, Ian Kinsler agree on five-year deal worth $75 million

    Dallas Morning News "Ian Kinsler had a big day at the plate Monday. He's going to have a bigger day at the bank. According to two sources, the Rangers and Kinsler have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $75 million that will keep him in Texas through 2017. The contract also includes an option for a..." April 10

  • Rangers, Ian Kinsler can't reach agreement on extension

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Second baseman Ian Kinsler said that he and the Rangers came close to reaching a contract extension but failed to do so before the start of the season today. Kinsler said that he does not want to negotiate during the season, though he seemed to leave open the possibility that agent Jay Franklin..." April 06

  • Kinsler, Rangers agree on length of contract extension, not money

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers and Ian Kinsler have agreed on the length of a contract extension but are still negotiating the financial terms of a deal that could take the second baseman to the end of his career. General manager Jon Daniels, said a baseball source, was planning to discuss the latest..." April 05

  • Rangers, Kinsler to meet Wednesday on long-term deal

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers could work out a contract extension for second baseman Ian Kinsler before opening day. Kinsler's representative, former Rangers' minor league pitcher Jay Franklin, is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning with the Rangers for renewed negotiations. The Rangers hold an option on Kinsler..." April 04

  • Ian Kinsler, Mike Napoli help Rangers rally past Padres

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Mike Napoli hit his first two homers of the spring, and Ian Kinsler went 3 for 3 and scored three runs as the Rangers won a second straight game at Surprise Stadium, 10-9 over San Diego on Tuesday. Michael Kirkman had the best day on the mound for the Rangers as he continues to complete for a..." March 28

  • Ian Kinsler, Scott Feldman lead Rangers past Reds

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Ian Kinsler homered and doubled, and the Rangers tagged left-hander Jeff Francis for 10 runs in three-plus innings as beat Cincinnati 12-2 for their first win this spring at Surprise Stadium as the home team. Nelson Cruz and Mitch Moreland each had three RBIs, and Josh Hamilton drove in two..." March 27

  • Ian Kinsler joins Mike Napoli on sideline for Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "Second baseman Ian Kinsler joined catcher Mike Napoli on the list of players sidelined by a nagging spring-training injury. The Rangers scratched Kinsler from a start because of back stiffness. Kinsler said the condition had been coming on for a few days but insisted he is not concerned. The..." March 12

  • Kinsler working to quiet critics

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers' position player who divided the fan base more than any other last season was Ian Kinsler, and there wasn't a close second. Too many pop-ups and too low of a batting average, cried fans in e-mails and on Twitter, especially as the leadoff hitter for a team trying to defend its..." March 10

  • Kinsler says alcohol not part of meeting

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Ian Kinsler said he never saw Josh Hamilton consume alcohol during the short time they spent together on the night Hamilton relapsed with alcohol. Kinsler spoke publicly Sunday for the first time about the Jan. 30 timeline, which matched the breakdown that Hamilton gave during a Feb. 3 news..." February 20

  • Rangers' Ian Kinsler talks about being at bar before Josh Hamilton's relapse

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler spoke out among a variety of topics on Sunday to mlb.com: On outfielder Josh Hamilton, recovering from alcohol and drug addictions, of whom Kinsler tried to prevent his relapse: "Josh is taking care of it. He's doing what he's always done. He's being open, up..." February 20

  • Ian Kinsler has procedure on right ankle

    ESPN "Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler said he had a Platelet Rich Plasma injection a week after the season to seperate a ligament from the bone in his right ankle. Kinsler said the ankle has been bothering him for two seasons, ever since he rolled it during workouts in Surprise, Ariz, in March..." January 15

  • Rangers will do whatever it takes to keep Ian Kinsler

    Dallas Morning News "Kevin Sherrington: I'm almost positive they're going to do whatever it takes to keep [Ian Kinsler]. He brings you two things you don't normally get: power and speed. And he's also a really good defensive player. Whatever you don't like about him -- whether it's the ADD, huge lapses in the field or..." January 13

  • Ian Kinsler: Meeting Yu Darvish was pretty cool

    Dallas Morning News "What was it like to tour Yu Darvish around town? "Not much of a tour guide. We were in our workout and go to shake his hand, tell him hello, tell him we're excited. He just went about checking out the place, the field, and I guess the surrounding area. It was pretty cool." January 10

  • Ian Kinsler: ' I want to be a Ranger'

    Dallas Morning News "Second baseman Ian Kinsler, one of the core players whom Daniels wants to keep, acknowledged very preliminary discussions with the Rangers on a contract extension. Kinsler is receptive to the idea. "I want to be here, and I think they know I want to be here," said Kinsler, who participated in..." December 15

  • Rangers' Ian Kinsler on C.J. Wilson: 'Hopefully, I'm in his head already'

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler appeared on The Ben and Skin Show on KESN-FM 103.3 Tuesday and discussed the departure of Texas ace C.J. Wilson. Wilson, who was signed by the Angels in free agency, mentioned a week ago that Kinsler might be the toughest batter he would face in the Rangers'..." December 14

  • Rangers, Kinsler talking new deal

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "General manager Jon Daniels has said throughout the off-season that retaining the core players from two World Series runs is the top priority for the Texas Rangers, though for now the process is in the preliminary stages. Count second baseman Ian Kinsler as one of the players whom the Rangers..." December 10

  • C.J. Wilson: Facing Ian Kinsler will be tough; Josh Hamilton issues warning

    Dallas Morning News "Former Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson has played his entire pro career in Texas' organization. So now that he's in the Angels' rotation after signing with Los Angeles on Thursday, he must consider taking on his old teammates. On the Ben and Skin Show on KESN-FM 103.3 on Friday, Wilson was asked who..." December 10

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