Ian Kinsler suspended for one game

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When you get kicked out of a game, you can’t come back on the field to celebrate a walkoff home run. Ian Kinsler didn’t follow that rule this past Friday, however, and as a result he’s been suspended one game.

Man, I hope no one hits a walkoff homer the day he serves his suspension. He may not be able to restrain himself:

Kinsler: Yay!

Selig: You just bought yourself another game, mister!

Kinsler: Well, I’m free the game after that, but beyond that I’m gonna have to check my calendar.

Selig: Good, because it’s gonna be filled. We’ll keep goin’. You want another? Just say the word. Just say the word!  Instead of going to prison, you’ll come here!  Are you though?

Kinsler: No!

Selig: I’m doin’ society a favor!

Kinsler: So?

Selig: That’s another one, right now!  I’ve got you for the rest of your natural born life if you don’t watch your step!  You want another one?

Kinsler: Yes!

Selig: You though?

Kinsler: Not even close . . . BUD!

Al Avila on trading Ian Kinsler: “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged.”

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Tigers GM Al Avila said on Tuesday, via MLB.com’s Jason Beck, that there’s been significant headway made in the quest to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler. He said, “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged. We just can’t agree.”

Kinsler, 35, is in the last year of his contract with the Tigers, earning $10 million for this coming season. In 2017, the veteran batted .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, and 90 runs scored in 613 plate appearances.

It’s not known yet which team (or teams) have gotten far in discussions with the Tigers, but the Angels have been suggested as a good fit given their need for a second baseman.