ARLINGTON, Texas Ian Kinsler is looking to have a bounce back season for the Texas Rangers.
He's happy he'll have the chance to do it at second base.
After an offseason that included talk of moving Kinsler to first base to make room for Jurickson Profar, the club decided keeping Kinsler at second was the best option for the team. Kinsler, who found out he was staying at second before Christmas, is ready to move forward and put a bad 2012 behind him.
"I want to bounce back," Kinsler said. "It's motivating. You don't want to have a bad year just to motivate yourself. But when it happens you're motivated to bounce back and play well."
Kinsler said he never demanded that the club keep him at second base, but he thought it would be the best position for him to help the Rangers.
"Second base is where I'm most comfortable and that's a good feeling to have," Kinsler said. "We had some discussions and obviously JD (Jon Daniels) came out and after all those discussions and I guess ...