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3 Ian Kinsler 2B
Height/Weight: 6-0/200 | Birthdate: 6/22/1982 | Birthplace: Tucson, AZ | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: Missouri | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/99 | Average Draft Position: 62.73
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Tigers' Ian Kinsler continues hot May with two hits Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base in his team's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals Sunday.

It was the 18th multihit performance of the season for Kinsler, which places him in a tie with Dee Gordon for second place, sitting one behind Matt Carpenter's 19 multihit games.

"He's a huge part of the offense at the top of the order in the two-hole," manager Brad Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "He's a smart baseball guy."

Kinsler has yet to homer on the second but has managed four multihit performances in his last six games. He has hit .318/.386/.411 with 19 RBI, 25 runs scored and five stolen bases in 151 at-bats.


Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler stays hot with double, triple on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler continued his hot hitting in Thursday's victory over the Twins. Kinsler had two hits (a double and a triple) in five at-bats. He also drove in a run and scored a run and now has 15 hits in his last 10 games. 

Tigers' Ian Kinsler dominating righties in 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has hit .344/.423/.433 with two stolen bases in 90 at-bats against right-handers this season.

Kinsler's success has been driven in part by a .392 BABIP against righties, but he's shown a very different approach at the plate in 2015, drawing 16 walks while striking out 17 times in 125 at-bats. The second baseman managed just 29 walks while racking up a league-high 684 at-bats last season. While his .376 slugging percentage would represent a career-low mark, his .380 on-base percentage is 73 points higher than last year's .307 mark and fits his role as the team's No. 2 hitter.


Tigers planning days off for Miguel Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, Ian Kinsler


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that he plans to find days off for some of his regulars who haven't missed a game yet this year. 

Miguel Cabrera has started every game at first base. Ian Kinsler has been a fixture at second, and one day at DH is the only thing that kept Yoenis Cespedes out of left field this season. 

"Absolutely (a day off) can help," Ausmus said, per the Detroit Free Press. "Even if you're not struggling, just to not have to think about every pitch every at-bat, you just kind of sit back for a day and watch the game until you're called upon to go into it. It's almost like going to a spa for the day. It's mentally relaxing."


Tigers' Rajai Davis out of lineup, Ian Kinsler leading off Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis is out of the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Twins.

"He doesn't feel the tightness anymore," manager Brad Ausmus said, per Mlive.com. "It was tightness. He didn't pull or strain anything. But he felt it tighten up, so he was concerned if he tried to run hard something would give. So it was probably wise that he came out of the game, because he feels good [Monday]. We'll give him the day and just see how he's doing."

Davis left Sunday's game due to groin tightness, keeping him from reprising his normal role as leadoff man against southpaws. Instead, the Tigers will use second baseman Ian Kinsler in the leadoff role, with shortstop Jose Iglesias moving up to the second slot.

"I do think hitting leadoff's a little different," Ausmus said, "and Kinsler's done it many times before. That's the only reason."

It's the first time this season Kinsler has batted anything other than second, but he's no stranger to the leadoff spot, having made 745 of his 1,236 career starts atop the lineup. Iglesias, however, has batted eighth or ninth in each of his starts this season. He's made three career starts in the No. 2 slot, going 5 for 12 with one walk.

The Tigers are heavy road favorites (-155) in Minnesota Monday.


Ian Kinsler drives in insurance run in Tigers win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Ian Kinsler continued his hot start to the season with an RBI in the Tigers' 2-0 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday. 

Kinsler went one for five and drove in an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning. 

Kinsler now has eight RBI for the season and is hitting .382. 


Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler continues hot start Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 4 for 5 from the plate in Saturday's 9-6 win over the Indians. Kinsler tallied three runs and two RBI and feels he's in a good place, partly because of where he hits in the lineup, reports MLB.com.

"I'm in a great position," Kinsler said. "I usually have guys on base with speed, and I have Miggy standing on deck behind me. That makes for a lot of chances, and quality chances. If I can squeak one through the infield or even hit one hard at an outfielder, I'm most likely looking at an RBI. I've got Miggy behind me to protect me, so it's a great spot to hit -- probably the best in the American League."

Kinsler has a sizzling .455/.480/.545 slash line in the first five games of the season.


Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler has four-RBI outing in 11-0 rout


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler drove in four runs during an 11-0 rout of the Twins on Wednesday.

He had a two-RBI single in the third inning, an RBI single in the fourth inning and a sac fly in the fifth inning. He scored twice.

Kinsler is off to a promising start, batting .500 (5 for 8) with four RBI in two games.


Tigers' Ian Kinsler (shoulder) back in the lineup on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday after missing the last few days with shoulder soreness. Kinsler was sidelined since Thursday due to the issue, and will bat third in the order.

Tigers' Ian Kinsler (shoulder) expected to return Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is scheduled to return to the lineup Tuesday after missing the last few days with shoulder soreness, MLive.com reports.

Kinsler told manager Brad Ausmus that he could have played in Monday's spring game, but the second baseman was given extra time to rest and recover from the injury. He was initially scratched from Friday's lineup with the shoulder issue.


Ian Kinsler missing Monday for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Ian Kinsler will miss one more game with a wrist injury. 

Kinsler missed Saturday and Sunday's games for the Tigers. He was willing to travel to Jupiter to play on Monday, but manager Brad Ausmus wanted to give him one more day to rest the injury, according to George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press


Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler still out


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler missed Saturday's game due to a sore left shoulder, according to mlive.com.

Kinsler, 32, was injured after being hit by a pitch earlier this month. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Kinsler strained his shoulder while lifting weights last week.

"We're assuming, in a couple days, he'll be able to play again," Ausmus said. "It didn't really happen on the baseball field."

Kinsler will not travel with the team to Jupiter, Florida on Sunday.


Ian Kinsler (shoulder) joins the list of injured Tigers stars


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) The Tigers announced All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler was scratched from Friday's spring lineup against the Braves due to left shoulder soreness. He is listed as day to day.

Kinsler, who is a four-time All-Star, is the latest Tigers star to be sidelined due to injury. Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's spring game due to quad tightness. Miguel Cabrera (ankle) and Victor Martinez (knee) have yet to appear in a spring game and are questionable for the start of the season. Catcher Alex Avila is day to day with a back injury.

Aside from the injury, Kinsler is having a good start to the spring. He is batting .333 (5 for 15) with one triple, two doubles, one home run, five RBI, three walks and five runs in six games.


Avila, Gose among options to bat second for Tigers vs. RHPs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday he is "seriously considering" batting catcher Alex Avila second in the order against right-handed pitchers, per MLive.com. Anthony Gose appears to be the other main option, but Gose could also lead off, which would allow Ian Kinsler to bat second.

Ausmus added Jose Iglesias could also work into the mix, but he doesn't see Yoenis Cespedes, J.D. Martinez or Nick Castellanos as options to bat second.


Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler working on leveling out his swing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler said he has worked on leveling out his swing this offseason to hit more line drives, according to the Detroit Free Press. Kinsler said he has a natural uppercut swing, and in some situations he tends to get overly aggressive at the plate in hoping to extend a lead or close a deficit.

“Sometimes when I take those chances, it results in a weak out. I’m trying to eliminate that as much as possible," he said. 

Kinsler was an All-Star for the fourth time in his career in 2014. He hit .275 with 17 home runs, 40 doubles, 92 RBI, 100 runs and 15 stolen bases in 161 games.


Ian Kinsler up to 19 RBI in August


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Although the Tigers split Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler was a strong offensive performer in both contests.

After hitting a solo home run during a 6-3 loss in the opener, Kinsler came back to tally three singles, three RBI and one run during an 8-4 win in the second game of the doubleheader.

Kinsler is batting .264 with one triple, two home runs, five doubles, 18 runs, 19 RBI and five stolen bases in 30 August games.


Ian Kinsler gets team off to strong start in Friday disaster


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler proved to be one bright spot in a night of darkness for the Tigers on Friday night in Minnesota.

Kinsler began what turned out to be a disaster with a home run and added a single. He has five hits and four runs scored in the last four games combined, but he has lost nine points on his batting average over the last two weeks.


Ian Kinsler added to All-Star game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has been named a replacement for the injured Victor Martinez on the American League All-Star roster, FOX Sports reports. Kinsler is batting .307 with 11 homers and 50 RBI in 368 at-bats.

Ian Kinsler slugs 11th home run Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 1 for 5 with a two-run home run in his team's 8-1 win over the Rays Thursday.

Kinsler hit one of three home runs in the first inning for the Tigers, who coasted behind the early power and a great performance by starter Max Scherzer. The second baseman has hit .306/.342/.487 with 11 home runs, 45 RBI and nine stolen bases in 343 at-bats.


Ian Kinsler clubs ninth-inning home run in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler came through in the ninth inning Saturday, smacking a three-run home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Astros.

The Tigers entered the ninth down 2-1, and Kinsler delivered his 10th home run of the season with two outs and two runners in scoring position. He finished the day 2 for 4, knocking his 25th double of the year earlier in the game. Kinsler has hit .303/.343/.489 with 10 home runs, 42 RBI and eight stolen bases in 325 at-bats.


Ian Kinsler drives in three, homers vs. former mates


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Tigers infielder Ian Kinsler got some revenge on his former team Tuesday, in an 8-2 win over the Rangers.

Kinsler, who was traded away by the Rangers this offseason, got the Tigers on the board with a first-inning solo home run. He ultimately drove in three runs while going 2 for 5 with one run scored in an 8-2 win.

Kinsler's average has dipped below .300 thanks to a subpar June, though a recent stretch of seven hits in three games has him back up to .295 overall. He has nine home runs and 38 RBI, while ranking fifth in the American League with 51 runs scored.    


Ian Kinsler bracing for rude reception in Texas


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/24/2014) Second baseman Ian Kinsler on Tuesday will make his first appearance in Arlington, Tex., as a member of the Tigers. Kinsler was quoted in an ESPN The Magazine article saying he hoped the Rangers, his former team, would go 0-162, but said the comment was taken out of context, per ESPN.com.

"If people want to boo me for saying something bad about the front office, that's their prerogative," Kinsler told MLB.com. "I guess we'll see."

Kinsler went 6 for 14 with three RBI and four runs scored in the weekend series against Cleveland and is batting .294 with eight homers and 35 RBI.


Ian Kinsler clubs homer No. 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Tigers infielder Ian Kinsler was one of three players to go deep Saturday, in a 5-4 win over the Indians.

Kinsler clubbed one of the team's three solo home runs in the seventh inning, one of his two hits in the game. He scored twice and drove in one run while going 2 for 5 in the extra-innings win.

Kinsler is hitting .289 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 298 at-bats, to go with a .778 OPS.


Ian Kinsler gets first day off


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(5/26/2014) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler was not in the starting lineup Monday for the first time this season. He had started all previous 46 games. Danny Worth replaced Kinsler, who's hitting .330 with four homers and 22 RBI.


Ian Kinsler remains red-hot with three-double Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Torrid Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler smashed three doubles Friday night to increase his total to 17 on the season. He scored after all three to give him 34 runs on the year. That ranks ninth in the majors.

Kinsler has skyrocketed his batting average from .300 to .326 with a 13-for-29 stretch covering his last six games. He is on a nine-game hitting streak.