Red Sox Acquire 2B Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler

The Boston Red Sox have acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels for prospects Williams Jerez and Ty Buttrey.

Kinsler is not hitting well this season with a slash line of .239/.304/.406, but a change of scenery in a high-powered offense could give him a boost.

The Angels will cover half of the $3.6 million Kinsler is still owed for the rest of the season, stemming from an original base salary of $11 million.

Kinsler has a career earnings of $103,497,708 in his 12-year career from MLB contracts with the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, LA Angels, and Boston Red Sox.