By Dan Jenkins

DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) — In a much-expected move, Detroit Tigers’ designated hitter Victor Martinez will sit out of the All-Star Game in Minneapolis while he nurses his aching back.

In a corresponding move, Tigers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler will take the vacant spot on the American League Roster, as announced by Major League Baseball on Friday.

Kinsler is now an All-Star for the fourth time in his career and his first year with the Tigers. Kinsler is batting .305 on the year with 11 home runs, 49 RBI, 26 doubles, nine stolen bases and 64 runs scored.

Kinsler joins fellow Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera and pitcher Max Scherzer on the American League’s active roster. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on July 15.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE