Ian Kinsler, who had 1999 hits in his major league career, returned to his home team, Texas.
On the 7th (Korean time), the US ‘MLB.com’ said, “Kinsler is back where it all started,” and “Texas announced that Kinsler has returned to the team as a special assistant to the general manager. Kinsler is the Texas general manager Chris “I’m going to help Young with many aspects of baseball operations.” 메이저사이트
“It feels great to be a part of Texas,” Kinsler said. All the pieces seem to fall into their proper places,” he said. “I’m really excited. I’m excited to be a part of what is being built here.”
Kinsler was selected by Texas with the 496th overall pick in the 17th round of the 2003 draft. He first stepped on his major league stage from the 2006 season and played for Texas until the 2013 season. During his time at Texas, he was selected as an All-Star three times. He joined the club in the 2009 season and in the 2011 season he had 30 home runs and -30 steals. He totaled 156 homers, 539 RBIs, a .273 on-base percentage, and a .454 slugging average for Texas, and was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame last year.
Later, Kinsler was traded to the Detroit Tigers. He played four seasons with Detroit and played for the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox in the 2018 season. And he announced his retirement due to a herniated disc in his neck after playing for the San Diego Padres for one season in 2019. Kinsler finished his major league career with 1999 hits, 257 home runs, 1243 runs scored, 909 RBIs, and 243 stolen bases for a batting average of .269 and .777 OPS.
Returning to his hometown Texas team, Kinsler is expected to be involved in developing players at the minor league level. “I’m looking forward to trying to make a mark on the minor leagues by the way I approach the game,” said Kinsler. I feel blessed, and I feel really good.”