News

Fielder headed to Rangers in exchange for Kinsler

Fielder headed to Rangers in exchange for Kinsler

TRADED: Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder hits an RBI single against Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy in the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Kansas City, Missouri Sept. 7. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – The Detroit Tigers traded Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Ian Kinsler on Wednesday.

The Tigers are expected to give the Rangers $30 million as well to cover salary discrepancies.

The power-hitting Fielder has played the last two years in Detroit, and batted .279 with 25 home runs and 106 RBIs last season as the Tigers reached the American League Championship Series.

The Tigers lost in the World Series in 2012.

Kinsler had spent his entire eight-year career in Texas while becoming a fixture in the infield.

He hit .277 with 13 homers and 72 RBIs in 2013 but the Rangers failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

Texas lost the World Series in 2010 and 2011.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Pee-wee Herman headed back to big screen

Fresh
peewee

Actor Paul Reubens is set to reprise his role as suited man-boy Pee-wee Herman in a new movie.

in Sports

MLB: Who’s staying, who’s going

Fresh
worldseries

Major League Baseball teams are making roster moves.

in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Fresh
lebron

A look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Friday, Oct. 31.

in Sports

Clippers launch new era under Balmer with scrappy win

Fresh
clippers

Los Angeles found a way to launch their season under new owner Steve Ballmer.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Scaring’ with the ‘Stars’

Fresh
11-overlay3

Halloween is alive and well on the set of the hit ABC show "Dancing With the Stars."