ARLINGTON, Texas Ian Kinsler, the newest longest-tenured member of the Texas Rangers, is prepared to make a move like the Michael Young did if necessary.
Kinsler, who has been in the team's starting second baseman since 2006, is willing to move to first base for the 2013 season if that's where the club feels like he's needed.
"My feeling is whatever I need to help this team win," said Kinsler, who was at Rangers Ballpark Tuesday as part of the Cowboys Santa Toy Drive event. "Honestly if they believe putting me at first base is going to field a better team I'm all for it. Bottom line is I signed a long-term extension (in April) to win a championship. If they think me at first is going to help us win a championship I'm all for it."
Kinsler said general manager Jon Daniels hasn't told him that the plan is for Kinsler to move to first, but they wanted to hear his thoughts on a possible position switch. He said first base is the only other position that's been mentioned.