Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 14 Days

Ian Kinsler has been named to the American League All-Star team as a replacement for the injured Victor Martinez.

Martinez has been nursing side and back injuries that have kept him out of action for the last week, so he'll sit out the Mid-Summer Classic as well. He will be well represented by his Tigers' teammate who's having a terrific year, slashing .305/.339/.477 with 11 homers, 49 RBI and nine stolen bases.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 22 Days

Ian Kinsler slugged his 11th home run as the Tigers easily defeated the Rays on Thursday.

Kinsler went deep in the first inning, one of three Erik Bedard allowed in the opening frame. The second baseman has been on a tear at the plate, now slashing .420/.463/.740 over his last 12 games. Overall, Kinsler is slashing .306/.342/.487 with the 11 home runs, 45 RBI, and nine stolen bases in what has been an All-Star-caliber season.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 27 Days

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Tigers' 4-3 win over the Astros on Saturday.

Kinsler doubled in the top of the first inning and then slugged a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth. He's had a huge week at the plate and is now batting .308/.343/.489 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI in 76 games this season for his new team.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 28 Days

Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the plate in a losing effort against the Astros on Friday, going 3-for-5.

He has been a spark plug atop the Tigers lineup this season, slashing a healthy .306/.342/.478 to go along with nine homers, 39 RBI and eight stolen bases. He remains one of the top all-around offensive second baseman in the league.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 29 Days

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI single, and a run scored as the Tigers defeated the Rangers 6-0 on Thursday.

Kinsler continues to do damage against his former team. The second baseman has logged two hits in each of the three games at his former stomping grounds, giving him five consecutive multi-hit games. His third-inning RBI single capped off a three-run frame to make it 4-0. Kinsler is slashing .302/.338/.476 with nine home runs, 39 RBI, and eight stolen bases on the season.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 1 Month

Ian Kinsler helped sink his former team on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the Tigers' 8-2 win over the Rangers.

In his first game back in Arlington since being traded over the winter, Kinsler did his best to make the Rangers wish he was still wearing their uniform. The second baseman hit his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot, in the first inning, and he added a two-run single in the eighth. Kinsler now has 38 RBI and 51 runs scored -- fifth-most in the American League -- to go with a .295/.327/.471 line.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 2 Months

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Kinsler had an RBI triple in the third inning and drove in another run with a ground out in the fifth inning. The 31-year-old has cooled down a bit over the past couple of weeks, but he still has a fine .301/.331/.453 batting line to go along with five home runs, 26 RBI, six stolen bases, and 41 runs scored over 55 games. Concerns about his production dropping off after leaving Texas appear to be unwarranted, at least for now.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 2 Months

Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' starting lineup for Monday's series-opener with the A's.

It's the first day off of the 2014 season for Kinsler, who is batting .330/.360/.477 with four homers and 22 RBI in 46 games for his new team. Danny Worth will start at second base and Andrew Romine is at shortstop.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 2 Months

Ian Kinsler had a terrific night at the dish in Sunday's victory over the Red Sox, going 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

Kinsler has done a tremendous job as a spark plug atop the Tigers lineup, hitting .311/.341/.451 with four homers, 20 RBI and five stolen bases. As long as he remains healthy, he should finish the season as one of the top fantasy performers at the second base position.

Ian Kinsler 2B/DH DET 2 Months

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and a steal Monday versus the Orioles.

Kinsler also homered yesterday and now has four bombs this season. The nice surprise is that he's batting .315 thus far. Unfortunately, it's come with just seven walks in 143 at-bats, so his OBP isn't much better than usual. Still, the Tigers are happy with what they've gotten from him.