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Brandon Phillips

Angels get 2B Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers

The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night.

Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade.

The 35-year-old Kinsler hit .236 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs in 139 games last season for the rebuilding Tigers, who tied San Francisco for the worst record in the majors at 64-98. He is due to earn $11 million next season in the final year of his contract.

The four-time All-Star and 2016 Gold Glove winner adds a steady and productive veteran to the Angels' lineup as they try to construct a playoff team...

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