Less than a week after signing Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels made another significant move on Wednesday as they seek to revamp their lineup and get back into the playoffs next season. After days of speculation, the Detroit Tigers traded second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Angels. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal first reported the deal.
For Los Angeles, the arrival of Kinsler vastly upgrades the team's standing at second base. The 35-year-old drew extremely high grades for his defense at second base last season and his 22 home runs and 14 stolen bases will surpass the production they got at second base throughout last season. Kinsler is on the final of a five-year, $75 million deal he signed back in 2013 with the Texas Rangers and will make $11 million this season.
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