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Ian Kinsler reportedly agrees to 2-year deal with Padres

John Tomase
December 14, 2018 - 4:33 pm

The Red Sox just lost their Dustin Pedroia insurance.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler, acquired last summer when it became clear that Pedroia wouldn't be able to contribute to the 2018 season, agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Padres, according to The Athletic.

Kinsler, 36, won a Gold Glove with the Angels and Red Sox last year. It was the second Gold Glove of his career. He hit .242 with a .604 OPS in Boston, his effectiveness limited by a hamstring injury that he suffered during his first week with the team.

The one play he'll be remembered for in Boston he'd undoubtedly like to have back, his error in the 13th inning on what should've been the final play of Game 3 instead giving the Dodgers new life. The hosts won hours later on a Max Muncy home run leading off the 18th inning.

With Kinsler out of the picture, Brock Holt, Eduardo Nunez, and Pedroia are the primary second base options on the roster.

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