Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:27:37 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder will be the team's primary first baseman, and the team is still trying to determine 1B Mitch Moreland's role. SS Jurickson Profar can now move to second base full time with 2B Ian Kinsler gone. Manager Ron Washington hasn't decided on where Fielder will hit in the lineup yet, but he wants to leave 3B Adrian Beltre in the cleanup spot.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:45:39 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Tigers trade 1B Prince Fielder and $30 million to the Texas Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler. Fielder is still owed $138 million over seven years, so the Tigers will help pay some of the remaining deal.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:50:30 -0800
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agreed on a trade which sends 1B Prince Fielder to the Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler, pending a physical, CBSSports.com learned Wednesday, Nov. 20. There might be another player involved in the deal, but that has not been confirmed. Fielder has a $214 million contract, and it is uncertain if any cash will be changing hands to help the Rangers pay that contract. Fielder has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Rangers, but it is believed he is willing to accept the deal.
Fantasy Tip: Fielder and Kinsler remain must-start fantasy options, but Kinsler might slip ever so slightly moving to a more spacious ballpark for half of his games. Jurickson Profar will be a regular in the lineup in Arlington, and he might even be a little bit overvalued by fantasy owners with a clear path. Still, he is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats because he is a middle infielder with a ton of upside.
Miguel Cabrera or perhaps even Victor Martinez presumably will take over at first base, although it is possible the Tigers could still make additional moves to shore up the position. Nick Castellanos could also find a more regular role now, either at third base or as the designated hitter.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:19:55 -0800
The Texas Rangers are considering trading 2B Ian Kinsler or SS Elvis Andrus in order to make room in the middle infield for SS Jurickson Profar, according to major league sources. Kinsler could also make a position switch to first base, but he's also seemingly easier to deal. Kinsler is owed $57 million over the next four years and has a $10 million option or $5 million buyout in 2018. Andrus is guaranteed $126,475,000 over the next nine seasons.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:29:47 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus posted two stolen bases Monday, Sept. 9, to give him 162 for his career. He passed former INF Bump Wills for second most in franchise history. He is just eight behind 2B Ian Kinsler for the all-time franchise league.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:22:54 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler stole his 162nd career base against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, July 13, breaking the franchise record previously held by Bump Wills.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:03:50 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler (face) needed three stitches on the left side of his face after he collided with Oakland Athletics C John Jaso in the third inning Tuesday, June 18. Kinsler later returned to the game.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:00:36 -0700
The Texas Rangers have activated 2B Ian Kinsler (rib cage) from the 15-day disabled list. He is in the starting lineup Saturday, June 15, against the Toronto Blue Jays. In a corresponding move, INF Leury Garcia has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
Fantasy Tip: This move means that INF Jurickson Profar will remain on the parent club's 25-man roster in a reserve role, with Kinsler reclaiming his job as the Rangers' regular second baseman.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:01:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler (ribcage) went through a full workout Wednesday, June 12, and he has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. He will report to Double-A Frisco Thursday, June 13. Kinsler will serve as the designated hitter Thursday, before playing second base Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15. He might be activated Sunday, June 16, or Monday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: It would be best if Kinsler comes off the DL Sunday, so fantasy owners can see him prove his health in one full game before plugging him back into the active lineup. In any event, get ready to get him in there. His return will push Jurickson Profar to a utility role, or perhaps back to Triple-A.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:45:41 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler (rib cage) could begin a rehab assignment Thursday, June 13, or Friday, June 14, and come off the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 16.