Quote of the Day II: Jim Leyland on doubles

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The Orioles are coming in to Detroit to play the Tigers this evening. Jim Leyland was asked about Orioles star Manny Machado. Leyland’s take:

 

Second behind Machado in hitting doubles is Gerardo Parra with 23. That means that Leyland has between 24 and 31 of his own doubles. Jose Valverde has 19 appearances this year. Yeah, I’d figure about one and a half double scotches per Valverde appearance if I was his manager too.

Report: Angels to acquire Ian Kinsler from the Tigers

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels will acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers. It is not known yet what the Tigers will receive in return. Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to happen.

Kinsler, 35, hit .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, 90 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 613 plate appearances for the Tigers this past season. He’s in the final year of his contract and will earn $10 million for the 2018 season.

The Angels were certainly looking to upgrade at second base and did so with Kinsler. They were also reportedly interested in Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies.