DETROIT (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Los Angeles Angels for two minor leaguers.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the deal hadn’t been announced. Detroit receives 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery.
The 35-year-old Kinsler hit .236 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs last season, but the rebuilding Tigers no longer need him. Kinsler spent four years with Detroit after being acquired from Texas in a trade for Prince Fielder, and he was generally productive, although his batting average dipped to a career low in 2017.
This is shaping up to be a busy offseason for the Angels, who landed Japanese star Shohei Ohtani.