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Ian Kinsler and Nick Castellanos went on a field trip to the Warstic bat factory

Ian Kinsler and Nick Castellanos went on a field trip to the Warstic bat factory

Jack White was also along for the tour In spite of it being the offseason, some Tigers players can’t keep their minds off baseball. Earlier this week Ian Kinsler and Nick Castellanos visited the Warstic bat factory, checking out the product and picking up some new duds along the way. Kinsler, who co-owns Warstic with Ben Jenkins and Detroit rock star Jack White, is no stranger to promoting the bat company, and its popularity with MLB players has skyrocketed over the last season. Josh Donaldson, George Springer, Mitch Moreland, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Davis, and J.J. Hardy have all been...
Reviewing the Brew Oct 14, 2017

Milwaukee Brewers: Is Ian Kinsler a trade target?

Ian Kinsler-to-the-Milwaukee-Brewers rumors were widely known at the 2017 trade deadline. However, a deal never materialized. Should Brewers GM David Stearns consider a deal for Kinsler during the offseason? If you’re looking for a younger option at second base, the a deal with the Kansas City Royals is a better fit. Ian Kinsler is not […] Milwaukee Brewers: Is Ian Kinsler a trade target? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Grand Rapids Press Oct 4, 2017
Tigers' Ian Kinsler knows rumor-filled offseason looms: 'I haven't been traded yet'

Tigers' Ian Kinsler knows rumor-filled offseason looms: 'I haven't been traded yet'

Im still under contract with the Detroit Tigers and I need to prepare myself that way for next year, Kinsler said. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler might have played -- or, uh, "managed" -- his final game as a Detroit Tiger on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis, but he wasn't feeling in the mood for retrospectives. Until told otherwise, he expects -- and wants -- to be a Tiger in 2018. "I'm still part of this club. I haven't been traded yet," he said. Kinsler's contract option for 2018 vested when he reached 600 plate appearances, although the Tigers probably would have...
Bless You Boys Oct 2, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: Tigers clinch No. 1 pick in 2018 MLB draft

Detroit Tigers News: Tigers clinch No. 1 pick in 2018 MLB draft

And it was all thanks to interim manager Ian Kinsler. The Detroit Tigers got the smallest amount of consolation from the 2012 World Series on Sunday, snatching the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft away from the San Francisco Giants on the final day of the 2017 regular season. Better yet, it was delivered via a walk-off home run from Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval. You know, the one — okay, yeah, never mind. Bad memories. Got it. Anyway, the Tigers will have their choice from a rather deep pool of prospects. We’ll get to them in due time, but Baseball America has already...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 1, 2017
On final day, Brad Ausmus turns manager duties over to Ian Kinsler

On final day, Brad Ausmus turns manager duties over to Ian Kinsler

Ausmus joked that he spent the game second-guessing Kinslers decisions. I shot off a couple tweets, he said. MINNEAPOLIS -- Officially, Sunday will go down as Brad Ausmus' final day as manager of the Detroit Tigers. But Ausmus wasn't actually managing the team. He turned the lineup card over to second baseman Ian Kinsler before the game, and gave him full authority for making pitching changes, substitutions and other decisions. "I got the clearance from the umpires," Ausmus said. "If we had to make any pitching changes in game, he was going to make them. The...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 1, 2017
Tigers, Twins lineups: Plenty of reserves on final day

Tigers, Twins lineups: Plenty of reserves on final day

Catcher James McCann, second baseman Ian Kinsler and shortstop Jose Iglesias are all getting the final day off. MINNEAPOLIS -- If the rain holds off, the Detroit Tigers will play their final game of the regular season on Sunday afternoon at Target Field. Catcher James McCann, second baseman Ian Kinsler and shortstop Jose Iglesias are all getting the final day off. Tigers lineup 1. Alex Presley, LF2. Andrew Romine, 2B3. Nicholas Castellanos, RF4. Jeimer Candelario, 3B5. Efren Navarro, 1B6. John Hicks, DH7. Bryan Holaday, C8. JaCoby Jones, CF9. Dixon Machado,...
Bless You Boys Sep 29, 2017
Twins 6, Tigers 3: One bad inning sank Matt Boyd

Twins 6, Tigers 3: One bad inning sank Matt Boyd

On the plus side, the Tigers are now a lock for the third overall pick! Matt Boyd pitched a decent game apart from one inning in which he came unglued. The offense couldn’t solve Jose Berrios, and the Twins won 6-3. In the process, the Tigers are now locked into the third spot in the 2018 MLB draft. And, it will take just one more loss to get the Tigers the second overall pick. Two games left. My confidence in this team has never been higher. It was Berrios who looked off when this game started. Alex Presley continued to swing it, tripling home Ian Kinsler two batters into the game....
Grand Rapids Press Sep 29, 2017
Tigers, Twins lineups: Miguel Sano activated from DL but won't start

Tigers, Twins lineups: Miguel Sano activated from DL but won't start

Sano had been sidelined for the last six weeks with a left shin injury. MINNEAPOLIS -- Miguel Sano was activated from the disabled list on Friday but will not start in the Minnesota Twins' series-opener against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Sano had been sidelined for the last six weeks with a left shin injury. Sano told Minnesota reporters that he hopes to be able to serve as designated hitter in the Twins' wild card game next week. He could be used as a pinch-hitter Friday night.  Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Presley, DH3. Nicholas...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 28, 2017
Tigers, Royals lineups: Bryan Holaday catching, John Hicks at 1st base

Tigers, Royals lineups: Bryan Holaday catching, John Hicks at 1st base

Dixon Machado will be at second and Andrew Romine at third while Ian Kinsler and Jeimer Candelario get nights off. The Detroit Tigers have emptied the bench for the finale of a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. Dixon Machado will be at second and Andrew Romine at third while Ian Kinsler and Jeimer Candelario get nights off. Bryan Holaday will catch, while John Hicks will play first base and James McCann is the designated hitter. Tigers lineup 1. Jose Iglesias, SS2. Dixon Machado, 2B3. Nicholas Castellanos, RF4. James McCann,...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 27, 2017
Tigers, Royals lineups: Jeimer Candelario in cleanup spot

Tigers, Royals lineups: Jeimer Candelario in cleanup spot

Andrew Romine will play center field and Dixon Machado will serve as designated hitter for the Tigers against right-hander Jason Hammel. Jeimer Candelario will bat cleanup and JaCoby Jones will get the day off as the Detroit Tigers try to break an eight-game losing streak against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Andrew Romine will play center field and Dixon Machado will serve as designated hitter for the Tigers against right-hander Jason Hammel.   Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Presley, LF3. Nicholas Castellanos, RF4. Jeimer Candelario,...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 27, 2017
Ian Kinsler's 2018 contract vests after he reaches 600 plate appearances

Ian Kinsler's 2018 contract vests after he reaches 600 plate appearances

The Tigers were likely to exercise the option even if he didnt reach 600 plate appearances because of the steep buyout. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler reached 600 plate appearances on Tuesday night, meaning his contract will vest at $11 million in 2018. The Tigers previously had a club option for Kinsler that they could exercise at $10 million or buy out for $5 million. Now there's no option; Kinsler's deal is set at $11 million and could increase to $12 million if he wins the Gold Glove again next month. The Tigers were likely to exercise the option even if he didn't...
Bless You Boys Sep 26, 2017
Royals 2, Tigers 1 - Double trouble

Royals 2, Tigers 1 - Double trouble

Offense fizzles as Tigers hit into five double plays Two pitchers looking to put a forgettable 2017 season behind them faced off on a cool night in Kansas City and a pitching duel broke out. Both pitchers would go pitch for pitch over the first four innings, with one run and three hits given up each. The Tigers struck first in the top of the third when JaCoby Jones drew a walk, then stole second and came home on an Ian Kinsler single. The Royals would tie things up in the bottom of the fourth when Whit Merrifield doubled off the wall to lead off, then scored from third on a bloop double...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 24, 2017
Tigers, Twins lineups: Nicholas Castellanos back at 3rd base

Tigers, Twins lineups: Nicholas Castellanos back at 3rd base

The Tigers are shorthanded, with four of their six bench players out with injury. DETROIT -- Nicholas Castellanos will play third base for the first time since Jeimer Candelario's arrival earlier this month. Candelario is out with a knee contusion, meaning Castellanos will move from right field to third. Alex Presley will play right. The Tigers are shorthanded, with four of their six bench players out with injury. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, DH2. Alex Presley, RF3. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B4. Efren Navarro, 1B5. James McCann, C6. Dixon Machado, 2B7. Andrew...
Bless You Boys Sep 23, 2017
Twins 10, Tigers 4 : You did your Boyd wrong, bullpen

Twins 10, Tigers 4 : You did your Boyd wrong, bullpen

Matt Boyd looked very good again, so that’s nice. This one started off in full Togers fashion. A bunt from Brian Dozier turned into a run when Jeimer Candelario whipped an ill-advised throw up the line and into foul territory. Dozier raced all the way around to score, and the Twins led 1-0. Moonshot. pic.twitter.com/YLCMVLIiSV— Morgan Bagg (@MorganBagg) September 23, 2017 The Tigers came right back, however. Ian Kinsler led off with a double, and came around to score as Alex Presley, Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos singled consecutively. Presley scampered home on the...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 23, 2017
Tigers, Twins lineups: Bryan Holaday catching Matthew Boyd tonight

Tigers, Twins lineups: Bryan Holaday catching Matthew Boyd tonight

Andrew Romine will play left field. DETROIT -- Matthew Boyd fell one out short of a no-hitter six days ago with Bryan Holaday behind the plate.  Holaday will get another start on Saturday night as Boyd and the Detroit Tigers face the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Andrew Romine will play left field. Mikie Mahtook has a Grade 2 groin strain and could miss the final nine games of the season. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Presley, DH3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Nicholas Castellanos, RF5. Jeimer Candelario, 3B6. Bryan Holaday, C7. Andrew Romine, LF8....

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