Rangers Working Towards Extension With Ian Kinsler

The Rangers and Ian Kinsler are working towards a five-year contract extension worth approximately $14MM per season, reports ESPN's Jim Bowden (on Twitter). The deal would exercise his $10MM option for 2013 and tack the additional five years on top of it. The total package would be six years and approximately $80MM.

Kinsler, 29, called the negotiations a "very confusing process" earlier today. The new extension would eclipse Dan Uggla's five-year, $62MM guarantee with the Braves, but it would fall short of Chase Utley's second base record of seven years and $85MM. Kinsler's contract could impact talks between the Reds and Brandon Phillips, as well as the Yankees and Robinson Cano down the road.

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6 Comments on "Rangers Working Towards Extension With Ian Kinsler"

3 years 4 months ago

If those are the numbers it’s a very good deal in my opinion.

3 years 4 months ago

He made a comment that he would sign a team friendly deal to stay in Texas and this seems like it (if accurate, it is Bowden reporting it). Good deal but I will believe it when the Rangers announce it.

3 years 4 months ago

Very good deal. $14MM avg per year is great for Kinsler.

Kurisu Rg
3 years 4 months ago

¬†Especially with next year’s $10 MM option still counting.

3 years 4 months ago

If the numbers quoted for Kinsler are close to accurate the only way it influences Cano/Boras is if the 2 of them are deaf, dumb and blind.

3 years 4 months ago

Kinsler is quite arguably the 3rd best 2B in the game right now, only behind Cano and Pedroia. ¬†The ONLY way Kinsler’s potential deal doesn’t influence Cano is if he signs a team friendly deal. ¬†Remember, the Yankees are trying to get UNDER the salary cap by 2014.