Tigers trade Prince Fielder for Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: Nov 20 2013 08:26:38 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 20 2013 10:46:48 PM EST
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From left: Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler

DETROIT -

The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agreed to trade Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler and cash considerations.

More details of the trade are yet to be confirmed.

"We are fortunate to be in a position to acquire a quality and proven player in Ian Kinsler," said David Dombrowski, Tigers president, CEO and general manager. "Ian is an All-Star caliber talent who provides our lineup with a top of the order bat and has been a solid defensive performer at second base. The Tigers organization thanks Prince Fielder for his contributions to our ballclub for the past two seasons and we wish him all the best in the future."

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander tweeted the news Wednesday night.

"Wow!!! Big news... We traded Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler."

The Tigers signed Fielder in 2012 on a $214 million contract over nine years. He was part of two American League Championship teams.

Kinsler has been with the Rangers since 2006. He just finished the first season of his $75 million, 5-year contract with the Rangers.

CBSSports.com was first to report the trade.

Here is a look back at when the Tigers signed Fielder:

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Tigers sign slugger Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder was not expected to go to Detroit any time soon.

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