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In 2006, he was quickly sealed his starting position at the second base due to Soriano’s absence. On April 3, 2006, he played his first-ever MLB game against Boston Red Sox. Furthermore, he made eight plate appearances in a nine innings game to tie an MLB record, in August 2007. Fortunately, he was one of the six batters in the American League to obtain 20+ stolen bases and 20+ home runs. He injured the left side of his groin on a defensive play, on August 17, 2008. Hence, he suffered from a sports hernia that ultimately required season-ending surgery.

More about career

Sadly, due to his injury, he missed the last 37 games of that season. He led the stolen bases chart for the Rangers that season, even after missing the last 6 weeks. Similarly, he extended his contract for five years for $22 Million in 2008. Moreover, At the 79th All-Star held at Yankees Stadium, he was an AL All-Star in 2008. Unfortunately, he lost to Dustin Pedroia by almost 34 thousand votes in fan balloting.

In 2009, he joined the 30-30 club after his excellent performance. Also, on April 15, 2009, he hit the cycle to become the fourth Rangers player. In the 2010 season, he finished with the fifth-highest fielding base percentage (.985) in the league. Similarly, he was honored by AL All-Star for the second time in his career. He hit lead-off home runs in the first two games to become the first in MLB history, in 2011. for the second time, he joined the 30-30 club and became the 12th player ever to complete that.

In the 2012 season, for the 3rd time, he got named to the Al All-Star. Also, he became the stolen base leader of all time for the Texas Rangers. The Rangers and Tigers swapped two All-Stars, Ian Kinsler and Prince Fielder, in 2013 on a blockbuster deal. In addition, he got the honor to wear the famous #3 at Detroit Tigers. He got named to the All-Star team for the fourth time, due to his performance. Soon, he was also honored with Wilson Defensive Player of the Year.

Career highlights

He won the Fielding Bible Award, in his second year in Detroit. At the end of the 2016 season, for the second base position, he won the Gold Glove Award. Later on, he was traded to LA Angels in return for Troy Montgomery and Wilkel Hernandez, in December 2017. In July 2018, he was traded to Boston Red Sox in July 2018, despite his good performance. He won his second career gold glove for second base, in his 1st season with Red Sox. In the World Series 2018,  he got his first World Series ring against LA Dodgers. Furthermore, his season finished early as he underwent a herniated Disc on his neck.

He played his last career MLB game against Tampa Bay Rays, on August 12, 2019. In that game, Therefore, he pitched for the first time in his major league career, in the game. And, also pitched a scoreless inning and then hit a home run in the bottom half of the inning. With 1999 hits, 257 home runs, 909 RBIs, and 243 stolen bases, he ended his 14-years long MLB career. Moving on, in December 2019, he announced his retirement from baseball. As of now, he served as a baseball advisor in the front office for the San Diego Padres. He acquired Israeli citizenship, in March 2020. The net worth of Ian Kinsler is $50 million.

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