Los Angeles Angels land Ian Kinsler from Detroit

Michael Fulmer won the AL Rookie of the Year award with the Tigers in 2014

Michael Fulmer won the AL Rookie of the Year award with the Tigers in 2014

The Detroit Tigers have reportedly traded second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Los Angeles Angels for two minor league prospects.

FOX's Ken Rosenthal reported that Kinsler was traded Wednesday.

In return, the Tigers will receive right-handed pitcher Wikel Hernandez and outfielder Troy Montgomery.

The four-time All-Star and 2016 Gold Glove victor adds a steady and productive veteran to the Angels' lineup as they try to construct a playoff team around two-time AL MVP Mike Trout.

Kinsler, 35, has one year and $11 million remaining on his current contract and Los Angeles has been linked to the veteran since November. Last season the Angels went 80-82 but the acquisition of Ohtani and Kinsler show that they're more than capable of a playoff berth in the 2018 season.

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Coming into the night, the Angels had already re-signed Justin Upton and added Shohei Ohtani. He has stolen 225 bases during his career. Well, assuming that Trout doesn't get traded to the Tigers in exchange for Kinsler, this is a wonderful move for a franchise that has slipped a bit the past few seasons.

Kinsler was generally productive during four years with Detroit, although his batting average dipped to a career low in 2017.

Kinsler struggled offensively in 2017, hitting.236 but still hitting 22 home runs.

Ausmus was sacked by the Tigers in September after four seasons in Detroit and joined the Angels as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.

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