Report: Ian Kinsler placed on revocable trade waivers

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Ken Rosenthal reports that Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has been placed on revocable trade waivers. Rosenthal adds that the Brewers are interested in Kinsler, but they are on his 10-team no-trade list. Kinsler’s waivers expire at 1 PM ET on Thursday.

Kinsler, 35, has hit .245/.324/.388 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 420 plate appearances this season. If he is willing to waive his no-trade protection, the Brewers could certainly use the upgrade as Jonathan Villar has put up a .605 OPS and Eric Sogard has a .199 OPS in 12 games since coming off of the disabled list on July 22.

Kinsler is owed the remainder of his $11 million salary for the 2017 season and has a $10 million club option for the 2018 season with a $5 million buyout.

Max Fried loses to Braves in salary arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried lost to the Atlanta Braves in salary arbitration and will make $13.5 million in the upcoming season instead of his $15 million request.

Mark Burstein, Fredric Horowitz and Jeanne Vonhof issued their decision a day after hearing arguments.

Fried won a $6.85 million salary last year in arbitration instead of the team’s $6.6 million proposal.

He followed former Atlanta teammate Dansby Swanson in going to a hearing in consecutive years. Swanson, a shortstop, lost in 2021 and won last year, then signed a seven-year, $177 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.

The last player to win hearings in consecutive years was pitcher Trevor Bauer against Cleveland in 2018 and 2019.

Fried, a 29-year-old left-hander, went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in 2021. Fried was a first-time All-Star last season, was second to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in Cy Young Award voting and was third in the National League in ERA behind Alcantara and Julio Urias with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In 2021, Fried pitched six shutout innings in World Series Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995.