Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 4/4/12
The Texas Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler are discussing a six-year extension, though the two sides have yet to agree on financial terms, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Kinsler will become a free agent after the season if the Rangers do not exercise his $10mm option for 2013, which in all likelihood they will exercise. The new deal would replace his option year and run through the 2018 season. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News notes that the two sides are set to meet Wednesday with the team likely to present a contract offer to Kinsler's representatives. Rosenthal notes that the hold up with the deal may be fellow second baseman Robinson Cano who is set to make $14mm and $15mm next season via a club option. Some believe that Cano will receive a significant pay raise as a free agent, something possibly in the neighborhood of $18mm a season. The Rangers though have already agreed to pay Kinsler more than Dan Uggla, who makes an annual average of $12.4mm per season. But Kinsler is concerned he may be “shortchanging himself ” by signing an extension now that ends up worth much less than what Cano will eventually earn when he signs his new deal. Last season Kinsler earned $6.2mm while hitting .255/.355/.477 with 32 HR's, 77 RBI's, 121 runs and a .832 OPS. He earned $193,750 for every home run he hit, or $80,519 for every RBI, $51,239.70 for every run scored, or $24,313.73 for every time he got on base. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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