In 2006, the absence of Soriano quickly sealed his starting position at second base. On April 3, 2006, he played his first MLB game against the Boston Red Sox. Additionally, in August 2007, he made eight plate appearances in a nine-inning game to equal an MLB record. Luckily, he was one of the six batters in the American League to have 20+ stolen bases and 20+ home runs. He injured the left side of his groin during a defensive play on August 17, 2008. As a result, he suffered from a sports fracture that ultimately required season-ending surgery.
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Unfortunately, he missed the last 37 games of the season due to his injury. He topped the list of stolen bases for Rangers this season even after missing the last 6 weeks. Similarly, in 2008, he renewed his contract for five years for $22 million. He was also an AL All-Star at the 2008 79th All-Star at Yankees Stadium. Unfortunately, he lost to Dustin Pedroia by almost 34,000 votes in the fan poll.
In 2009, following his excellent performances, he joined the 30-30 Club. Also, on April 15, 2009, he hit the cycle to become the fourth Rangers player. In the 2010 season, he finished with the fifth-highest fielding base percentage (.985) in the league. He was also honored by AL All-Star for the second time in his career. He hit lead-off home runs in the first two games, becoming the first in MLB history in 2011. He joined the 30-30 club for the second time and finished 12thth player ever to complete.
He was named an Al All-Star for the 3rd time in the 2012 season. Also, he became the all-time leader of the stolen base for the Texas Rangers. The Rangers and Tigers traded two All-Stars, Ian Kinsler and Prince Fielder, in a blockbuster deal in 2013. He also had the honor of wearing the famous number 3 with the Detroit Tigers. Because of his performance, he was named to the All-Star Team for the fourth time. He was soon also honored with Wilson Defensive Player of the Year.
In his sophomore year in Detroit, he won the Fielding Bible Award. At the end of the 2016 season, he won the Gold Glove Award for second base position. He was later traded to the LA Angels in December 2017 in exchange for Troy Montgomery and Wilkel Hernandez. In July 2018, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox despite his good performance in July 2018. In his first season with the Red Sox, he won his second career Gold Glove at second base. In the 2018 World Series, he got his first World Series ring against the LA Dodgers. Also, his season ended prematurely after suffering a herniated disc in his neck.
He played his final career MLB game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 12, 2019. That game was therefore his first major league game appearance in his career. And also pitched a scoreless inning and then hit a home run in the bottom half of the inning. He ended his 14-year MLB career with 1,999 hits, 257 home runs, 909 RBIs and 243 stolen bases. In December 2019, he announced his retirement from baseball. He was immediately serving as a front office baseball consultant for the San Diego Padres. He acquired Israeli citizenship in March 2020. Ian Kinsler net worth is $50 million.