Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers have signed two-time All-
Star second baseman Ian Kinsler to a five-year contract extension, the team
officially announced Wednesday.
The deal, which was pending a physical, was originally reported Monday and is
worth $75 million. It runs from 2013-17 and includes a club option for 2018.
Kinsler, 29, has spent his entire seven-year major league career with Texas
and put together his second 30-30 season in 2011 with 32 homers and 30 steals
while hitting .255 with 77 runs batted in.
He was a career .275 hitter going into Wednesday's home game against Seattle
with 126 homers, 399 RBI and a .356 on-base percentage.
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