Alex Cora: Ian Kinsler 'best defensive 2B in the big leagues'

Rob Bradford
August 23, 2018 - 2:32 pm

We now have some more insight as to why the Red Sox wanted to prioritize going out and getting Ian Kinsler.

On Thursday afternoon's WEEI Red Sox Radio Network pregame show, Sox manager Alex Cora defined his new infielder as the "best defensive second baseman in the big leagues."

While Kinsler is currently third among major league second basemen in runs saved, he does rank only behind the Cardinals' Kolten Wong in overall defensive rating (according to Fangragphs).