Ian Kinsler 2B DET 2 weeks ago

Kinsler swatted two singles Monday in a win over Minnesota. He also struck out, grounded into a double play and left two men on.

He's not the hitter he once was, but even a very good Kinsler is a great fantasy asset working out of the two hole in such a potent lineup.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 2 weeks ago

Kinsler will bat second in the Tigers' Opening Day lineup against the Twins on Monday.

He's only three-for-20 career against Twins' starter Phil Hughes, so daily leaguers should weigh their options carefully. However, weekly owners need only know that number three and four hitters, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, are healthy and ready to start the season. So, runs well be plentiful if Kinsler can get on base.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 1 month ago

Kinsler (shoulder) returned to the lineup Tuesday and hit a solo home run against the Nationals.

Kinsler had one hit on three at-bats Tuesday after being out since Friday due to shoulder soreness. He batted .275 last season with 17 home runs, 15 steals, 92 RBI, and 100 runs over 684 at-bats. Kinsler is expected to bat leadoff against right-handers and bat second against left-handers.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 1 month ago

Kinsler (shoulder) is expected to return to action Tuesday, James Schmehl of MLive Media Group reports.

Kinsler's shoulder soreness will hold him out of Monday's spring contest, awarding him an extra day to rest the ailment. It isn't considered serious, however, as the infielder should be ready to take on a regular workload come Tuesday.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 1 month ago

Kinsler is day-to-day due to soreness in his left shoulder.

Kinsler was scratched from Friday's lineup, but he should be back soon enough. He's expected to bat leadoff against right-handers and second against lefties this season.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 2 months ago

Kinsler is hoping to use the opposite field more consistently in 2015 after 170 of his 188 hits last season were hit up the middle or to left field, the Detroit News reports.

In addition to using the opposite field more frequently, Kinsler is hoping to draw more walks after taking a free pass just 29 times in 726 trips to the plate in 2014. The Tigers are planning on using Kinsler as a leadoff option against right-handed starters, and as their likely No. 2 hitter against lefties when Rajai Davis slots into the top spot.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 2 months ago

Kinsler is the current frontrunner to lead off for the Tigers against right-handed pitching, the Detroit News reports.With Rajai Davis positioned to play against left-handed starters, Kinsler would likely move into the No. 2 hole against southpaws. After posting a .307 OBP last season, Kinsler will need to show better plate discipline (29 walks in 726 plate appearances in 2014) in order to remain a viable option atop the lineup in Detroit.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 7 months ago

Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Kinsler has been on a roll lately, logging multi-hit efforts in three of his last six games. Despite hitting well south of .300 in September, he's contributed four home runs, five doubles and 16 RBI, putting him at 17 homers and 92 RBI overall for the season.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 7 months ago

Kinsler hit a solo homer in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Kinsler has homered in two of his last three games and is now up to 16 home runs and 86 RBI on the season. He's slashing .274/.306/.419 in 154 games (656 at-bats) for the Tigers.

Ian Kinsler 2B DET 7 months ago

Kinsler paced the Tigers' offense going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored, a home run, and three RBI in a win over Kansas City on Friday night.

It was a huge night for the Tigers' second-sacker who now has 15 home runs and 85 RBI to go with a solid .276 average. The Tigers ripped 19 hits and plated 10 runs in the opener of a key series against the division-rival Royals.