Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler could sign a new contract extension with the team as early as Wednesday worth a reported $75 million over five years. Pending a physical, the new deal will start next year and replace a $10 million option.
The former Missouri Tiger star hit .255 with 32 homers and 30 stolen bases last season. Kinsler joined the 30/30 club for the second time in his career, also reaching the milestone in 2009 when he went 31/31.
Last year in the World Series against the Cardinals, Kinsler hit .360 in the seven game series for the Rangers. Kinsler is a native of Tucson, AZ and transferred to Mizzou from Arizona State. He was drafted by the Rangers in the 17th round back in 2003.