Tigers trade Prince Fielder to Rangers for Ian Kinsler
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agreed to a trade that will send 5-time All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder to Texas for 3-time All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman confirms. No other players are involved.
It is expected that some financial agreements may be agreed upon, mostly centered around Fielder’s $214 million dollar contract.
Fielder’s limited no-trade clause includes Texas, but it is believed he will lift to allow the deal to go through. He still has seven years remaining on his contract. Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports say MLB commissioner Bud Selig is the only person who has to OK the deal.
Physicals have not yet been completed, but are expected to be by Thursday evening.
The deal frees up space for Detroit to afford Max Scherzer, who has been the subject of recent trade rumors.
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