6:10 AM EDT, Fri August 26, 2016

Game 2016.119: Royals at Tigers

Tough loss last night, sometimes the other pitcher is just better. JV on the mound tonight. Miggy with a biceps injury…things are getting lean. We really need Upton to hit for a bit. 1. 2B Ian Kinsler 2. 3B Casey McGehee 3. DH Victor Martinez 4. RF J.D. Martinez 5. LF Justin Upton 6. C […]
Grand Rapids Press Aug 13, 2016
Back in Texas, Ian Kinsler calls trade to Tigers 'best thing that's happened to me'

Back in Texas, Ian Kinsler calls trade to Tigers 'best thing that's happened to me'

I think we thought we were getting a good second baseman that might decline a little bit over the next few years, said Tiger manager Brad Ausmus. The opposite has happened. He might be a more complete player than he was when he left Texas. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ian Kinsler was blindsided when the Texas Rangers dealt him to the Detroit Tigers nearly after the 2013 season. Today, the veteran second baseman is convinced that it helped rejuvenate his career.  "At the time, I wasn't happy but now, three years into it, it couldn't have been a better thing to happen to...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 11, 2016
A sports photographer's tribute to Prince Fielder

A sports photographer's tribute to Prince Fielder

Former Detroit Tiger Prince Fielder retired from baseball Wednesday, after failing to be cleared after his second neck surgery in three years. DETROIT - As you have probably heard, Prince Fielder tearfully retired from baseball Wednesday. The Texas Rangers first baseman and designated hitter failed to be cleared by doctors after his second neck surgery in three years. He was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler at the conclusion of the 2013 season. Though my time covering Fielder was brief - I joined MLive.com as its sports photographer in...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 9, 2016
Prince Fielder, 32, to retire from baseball, FOX Sports reports

Prince Fielder, 32, to retire from baseball, FOX Sports reports

The Tigers traded him to Texas on Nov. 20, 2013, for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Former Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to announce his retirement in a press conference Wednesday, FOX Sports reported today.  Fielder, 32, was an All-Star in his two seasons with Detroit. The Tigers traded him to Texas on Nov. 20, 2013, for second baseman Ian Kinsler. After playing all 162 games for the Tigers in 2012 and 2013, Fielder battled injury problems almost immediately in Texas. He was having the worst season of his career in 2016 before being shut...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 7, 2016
Tigers lineup: Tyler Collins leading off, Casey McGehee at 3B vs. Mets

Tigers lineup: Tyler Collins leading off, Casey McGehee at 3B vs. Mets

Detroit seeks a sweep over the New York Mets without Cameron Maybin, Ian Kinsler. DETROIT -- Tyler Collins is back in center field for the Detroit Tigers, and a day off for Ian Kinsler has him at the top of the lineup. Collins will lead off for the Detroit Tigers on Sunday as they go for the series sweep against the New York Mets. Collins is hitting .246 with three home runs, 10 RBI and a .781 OPS this season. Andrew Romine will play second base for Kinsler, who has started every game since June 20. The Tigers have won 10 of their last 11 games. They will be...

Game 2016.110: Mets at Tigres

Justin pitched masterfully again, the bullpen did their part, Victor showed up with the game winning home run, but still I think the tone of yesterday’s games was set by Ian Kinsler, who led off the game with a single, stole second, stole third, and was able to score on a ground out. Starting off […]
Grand Rapids Press Aug 6, 2016
Tigers back on winning track after topping Mets, Noah Syndergaard

Tigers back on winning track after topping Mets, Noah Syndergaard

The Tigers (60-49) ended the day only two games behind the first-place Cleveland Indians in the American League Central and in the thick of a crowded wild card race. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers leadoff man Ian Kinsler found himself on third base in the first inning after a single and two surprisingly easy steals. Or maybe not so surprising. New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard is notoriously inattentive to baserunners, and Kinsler and the Tigers were well prepared. Kinsler got a huge jump on the steal of second, and the Mets didn't even bother with a throw when...
Bless You Boys Jul 27, 2016

Ian Kinsler doesn't have time for gloves

Barehanded catches are way cooler. Michael Fulmer was his incredible self again on Wednesday, but when he needed a little help, Ian Kinsler was there to supply it. Up a run in the eighth, Fulmer fielded a bunt and sent it over to a covering Kinsler at first. The throw, however, was more than a little off the line. Never fear, Kinsler's bare hand is here. It speaks to his athleticism with how easy he made that look while reaching for the bag with his left foot. And the play was especially important considering that runner would have ended up scoring later in that inning. Kinsler kept the...

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