ESPN –The Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangersfor second baseman Ian Kinsler, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The agreement was first reported by CBSSports.com.
Physicals are still needed to complete the deal, and another unidentified player could be involved in the deal, according to the report.
The Rangers are reportedly one of the teams included in Fielder’s limited no-trade clause. Fielder would have to waive his right to veto the deal, but, according to the report, he is likely to do that.
Fielder, 29, hit .279 with 25 home runs and 106 RBIs last season, his second with the Tigers. Fielder signed a nine-year, $214 million contract with Detroit prior to the 2012 season.
Kinsler, 31, hit .277 with 13 home runs and 72 RBIs last season with Texas.
Pretty big trade (especially for the Rangers…you know, since Prince is a big guy). It looks like Texas gets the better end of this deal. I guess its good for Fielder that he stays in the AL so, depending on how long he stays there, he can just DH if he doesn’t want to or isn’t needed to play first.