Red Sox deal for Angels infielder Kinsler
Ian Kinsler is heading to the Boston Red Sox after he was dealt by the Los Angeles Angels.
MLB World Series hopefuls the Red Sox acquired four-time All-Star infielder Kinsler from the Angels, the teams announced on Monday.
The Angeles received minor league pitchers Williams Jerez and Ty Buttrey in the deal with the Red Sox.
Kinsler – a Gold Glove Award winner in 2016 – has registered a .239/.304/.406 slash line for the Angels this season. He has also hit 13 home runs and tallied 32 RBIs.
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The 36-year-old spent his first eight MLB seasons with the Texas Rangers. He has also played for the Detroit Tigers during his 13-year MLB career.
The Red Sox finished Monday with an MLB best 75-33 record after edging the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.