Ian Kinsler retires

Craig Calcaterra

Ian Kinsler has announced his retirement from baseball.

Kinsler still has one year and $4.25 million left on his deal with the Padres but he is expected to work out a financial settlement and remain in the organization in a front office role. The 37-year-old said that the herniated cervical disk injury that ended his 2019 season “was a factor in my decision.”

Kinsler, a 14-year veteran, a four-time All-Star and a two-time Gold Glove winner hit .269/.337/.440 with 257 home runs and 243 stolen bases for the Rangers, Tigers, Angels, Red Sox and Padres. He retires just one hit shy of 2,000 for his career.

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