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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.

MLB.com’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.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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