Angels purchase second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers – Day by day Breeze



The Angels have apparently filled their hole at second base by getting All-Star Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers, according to multiple reports.

Because the deal has not yet been announced, it’s unclear who the Angels sent to Detroit.

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 is a career .273 hitter with a .342 on-base percentage. He made four All-Star teams, most recently in 2014, and he won the Gold Glove in 2015.

Kinsler is signed for one more season, at an $11 million salary for 2018.

The Angels have been struggling to fill their hole at second ever since trading Howie Kendrick after the 2014 season.

More to come on this story.



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