Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila has shown a willingness to move veteran players to free up money and acquire prospects. If Ian Kinsler is moved, here are a few replacement options the Tigers could explore.
Over the last few months the Detroit Tigers moved quite a bit of the team’s 25-man roster.
The Tigers will likely continue shedding salary and acquiring prospects. One player that seems like a trade candidate is second baseman Ian Kinsler, who has already reportedly been linked with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this offseason, according to a tweet from the Detroit Free Press’ Anthony Fenech.
Ian Kinsler has been in the Motor City since 2014, coming over in a trade for slugger Prince Fielder. Kinsler was an All-Star in 2014 and has posted a 17.4 fWAR during his time in Detroit.
Even coming off a down season, replacing Kinsler and his 2.4 fWAR will be a tough task for the Tigers.
If they do end up moving Kinsler, the Tigers could look either internally or externally to replace the former All-Star.