The San Diego Padres have reached an settlement with free-agent second baseman Ian Kinsler on a two-year, $eight million deal, in accordance to a number of experiences Friday.
The Padres have a membership possibility for a 3rd 12 months, in accordance to The Athletic, which first reported the settlement. The deal is pending a bodily.
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The graceful-fielding Kinsler joined the Boston Purple Sox late within the 2018 season, coming in a commerce from the Los Angeles Angels on July 30.
Kinsler, 36, is a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner. He is also a two-time member of the 30 house run/30 stolen base membership, engaging in the feat with the Texas Rangers in 2009 and 2011.
Kinsler was acquired by Purple Sox president Dave Dombrowski when it grew to become clear that second baseman Dustin Pedroia was finished for the season. Due to that, Kinsler, who’s sure-handed with occasional pop in his bat and has pace, was match for the crew. He batted .242 with 16 RBIs and 7 stolen bases in 37 video games for Boston, which went on to win the World Collection.
Total, Kinsler hit .240 with 14 homers and 48 RBIs through the season for the Angels and Purple Sox. He earned $11 million in 2018.
He had one of the best profession vary issue of any lively second baseman in baseball. (Vary issue, invented by Invoice James, is calculated by dividing putouts and assists by variety of innings performed.)
Dombrowski had a historical past with Kinsler, having acquired him from the Rangers in a 2014 commerce for Prince Fielder when Dombrowski was GM for the Detroit Tigers.
Kinsler signed a five-year, $75 million totally assured contract with the Rangers in 2013. For his profession, the 13-year veteran is hitting .271 with 248 house runs, 887 RBIs and 241 stolen bases.