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Ian Kinsler Retires

Ian Kinsler Retires
21 Dec
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We have another retirement in Baseball to look at as Ian Kinsler has announced that he is retiring from the game.  The San Diego Padre cited issues with a cervical disk that ended his 2018 season.

The Second Baseman began his Major League career in 2006 with the Texas Rangers, where he finished seventh in Rookie of the Year voting.  Kinsler played for Texas until 2013, and he would be named an All-Star on three occasions, and twice he had 30 Home Runs campaigns for the Rangers.  He joined the Detroit Tigers for the 2014 Season, and went to his fourth All-Star Game.  With Detroit, he twice had 20 Home Run campaigns.

Kinsler went to the Los Angeles Angels, and would play there briefly before being traded to the Boston Red Sox, where he was a member of their World Series Championship Team.  San Diego was his last stop, where before he was injured, he played 97 Games.

Kinsler will remain with the Padres as an adviser. He retires with 1,999 Hits, 257 Home Runs, 909 Runs Batted In and 243 Stolen Bases.  He is unlikely to make the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he will be eligible in 2025.  We expect that he will be on the ballot.

We here at would like to wish Kinsler the best in his post-playing career.

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