Prince Fielder has been traded to the Texas Rangers
according Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
According to the report, the Detroit Tigers will receive second baseman Ian Kinsler, a 3-time All-Star. It is unclear if other players are involved or if the Tigers will pay any of the remaining salary owed to Fielder.
Fielder still has seven years and $US168 million remaining on his 9-year, $US214 million contract.Kinsler is owed $US57 million over the next four seasons and there is a $US10 million option on his contract for the 2018 season.
Fielder, a 5-time All-Star, hit .279 with 25 home runs in 2013. His best season came in 2009 when he hit .299 with 46 home runs and a .412 OBP. Kinsler’s best season came in 2011 when he hit .255 with 32 home runs and a .355 OBP with a strong glove. In 2013, KIinsler hit .277 with 13 home runs and defensive metrics listed him as average.
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