Posted: Nov 20, 2013 8:25 PM by Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
DETROIT, MI - Make that two former Tigers playing for the Tigers.
Former Missouri Tigers baseball player Ian Kinsler has been traded from the Texas Rangers to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for first baseman Prince Fielder as reported by Baseball Insider Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is currently pending physicals. Fielder is expected to waive his no-trade clause to let this deal go through.
Kinsler will be the second Missouri Tiger on the Detroit Tigers current roster as pitcher Max Scherzer also played for Missouri. Kinsler played for one year at Missouri after stints at Central Arizona College and Arizona State University. While at Missouri, Kinsler had a .335 batting average, .416 on-base percentage and .536 slugging percentage en route to a All-Big 12 Conference Second Team selection.
As the second baseman for the Rangers last year, Kinsler hit .277 at the plate while driving in 72 runs and hitting 13 home runs. He will join a Tigers team that has been searching for a second baseman. As for Fielder, the Rangers have been searching for a franchise cornerstone since the departure of Josh Hamilton. He will add power to the lineup given the fact outfielder Nelson Cruz might leave as a free agent.
Kinsler looks to replace Omar Infante at second base.With a hole at first base now, the Tigers might play Miguel Cabrera back at first base and call up prospect Nick Castellanos to play third. The Rangers trading Kinsler also gives the chance for highly touted prospect Jurickson Profar to start everyday at second base after sharing time at shortstop with Elvis Andrus.
Posted 5:53 PM 11/21/2015 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter
COLUMBIA - The dust is settling on one of the most eventful Novembers mid-Missouri has seen.
Implications are abound for MU in its recruiting of students and athletes in the wake of the events on campus that garnered it national attention - in particular, the (More)
Posted 5:39 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer has shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting (More)
Posted 5:34 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
FORT LEONARD WOOD (AP) — Fort Leonard Wood dished out more than five tons of turkey for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
The south-central Missouri installation said in a news release that it celebrated the holiday with a traditional meal served in (More)
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Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and heavily damaged at lest two others Thursday on the 500 block of 4th Street. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
No one was injured in the fire, according to Sedalia Fire (More)
Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – An expected 650 people were fed a full Thanksgiving meal today thanks to the annual “Everybody Eats” program.
There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
For two of the many (More)
Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
State records show that arrests for boating while intoxicated fell from 352 in 2010, the last year before the merger, to (More)
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Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As people are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, shoppers are planning to get the best deals for Black Friday. Many stores are again starting Black Friday sales early on Thursday this year.
KOMU 8 talked to shoppers at Walmart and Best Buy about their plans for (More)
Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.