UPDATED WITH TRADE DETAILS – 9:13pm
With trade rumors swirling all day on Tuesday, one has finally come to fruition. The Detroit Tigers parted with fan favorite Ian Kinsler today, trading him away to the Los Angeles Angels. The news should come as no shock to anyone, as Kinsler's name has been tossed around as trade bait since the beginning of June last year; he was even claimed on waivers in August.
Source: Kinsler to #Angels.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 14, 2017
Kinsler came to Detroit in 2013, in a deal that many applauded. We shed the excess of Prince Fielder's attitude, while still paying some cash, and got a great offensive and defensive second baseman. Kinsler has been remarkable in the Old English D, and even with a down year last year, has been a cornerstone of a damn good run for the Tigers.
In return the Tigers are set to receive right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and center fielder Troy Montgomery from the angels – Per Anthony Fenech
CF Troy Montgomery (23 y/o) spent 2017 with Double-A Montgomery. #Angels 2016 8th round pick. Slashed combined .271/.358/.413 over 3 clubs in 2017. 19.6 K% with about .160 ISO.
— Emily Waldon (@EmilyCWaldon) December 14, 2017
Stats via http://www.milb.com/
WATCH: Ian Kinsler nonchalantly snags ball in dugout, gives googly eyes to Nicholas Castellanos
Watch as Castellanos fouls off a pitch into the Tigers dugout where Ian Kinsler happens to be waiting patiently. Kinsler snags the foul ball, tosses it to a fan in the Comerica Park stands, and then gives Castellanos the googly eyes.
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