Report: Ian Kinsler showing concussion symptoms after Sunday’s game

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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler took a Trevor Bauer fastball off of his helmet in the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Indians. Kinsler was shaken up but stayed the game initially.

During his at-bat in the sixth, Kinsler was ejected by home plate umpire Jordan Baker for arguing balls and strikes. Andrew Romine pinch-hit for Kinsler, then stayed in the game at third base, forcing Erick Aybar to move from third to second.’s Jason Beck reports that Kinsler was showing concussion symptoms following the game. According to manager Brad Ausmus, Kinsler was “a little dizzy” and “certainly” has concussion symptoms. He passed an in-game concussion test from trainer Kevin Rand.

Ausmus also noted that Kinsler’s ejection may have been a misunderstanding. He says Kinsler was motioning to teammate Miguel Cabrera to communicate about a stolen base attempt, but Baker thought Kinsler was being disrespectful towards him.

The Tigers have Monday off, which is nice, giving them some extra time to decide what to do with Kinsler.

Mariners add depth acquiring IF/OF Nick Solak from Reds

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SEATTLE – The Mariners acquired infielder/outfielder Nick Solak from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday for cash.

Solak was designated for assignment by the Reds on Thursday. Seattle had an open spot on its 40-man roster and assigned Solak to Triple-A Tacoma.

Before this season, the 28-year-old Solak spent his entire big league career with Texas. He appeared in 253 games over parts of the past four seasons with the Rangers. Solak’s most productive season came in 2021 when he appeared in 127 games and hit .242 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs. Solak spent almost all of that season at second base but also played left field, center field and third base in his time with the Rangers.

Solak was a second-round pick by the New York Yankees in the 2016 amateur draft. His acquisition is likely a depth move for Seattle to stash a player with experience in the majors at Triple-A in case injuries arise.