Friday, December 14, 2018

Briefly A Red Sox IF, Ian Kinsler Is Now Off To San Diego To Become A Padre

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Multiple reports indicate that former Red Sox infielder Ian Kinsler has signed an $8 million, two-year-contract with the San Diego Padres. The deal is reportedly contingent upon Kinsler passing a physical. Last season, as a member of the Red Sox, Kinsler won the first World Series ring of his 13-year MLB career. The 36-year-old is a four-time All-Star and came to Boston in a mid-season trade with the Angels that sent former Red Sox prospects Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Anaheim. In the 2018 ALDS against The Evil Ones, Kinsler hit .308 in the four game series. During the regular season for Boston, Kinsler played in 37 games—hitting .242 with a HR and 16 RBIs. He is a .271 hitter over his full MLB career. Kinsler played eight years in Texas, four in Detroit, splitting 2018 between Anaheim and Boston. He will play some second base and some third base for San Diego—helping mentor young infield players like Fernando Tatis, Jr. and Luis Urias. We wish Ian the best of luck with his new team!