Ian Kinsler (2B)
Tue, Mar 17th 4:52pm EDT
By Nathan Burns
The HR broke a 18 1/3 inning scoreless streak for the Tigers. Kinsler has been battling a sore shoulder and had been out of the lineup since March 12th.
Fantasy Impact: The HR after his return is encouraging. The injury may still motivate coach Brad Ausmus to carry another middle infielder. The gritty second baseman's injury is not a major concern, however. It will take more than a sore shoulder to keep him out of the lineup come Opening Day.
Kinsler led off the game with a double and scored. He also added a walk in the 4th.
Fantasy Impact: The Tigers are relying on 150+ games and 100 runs out of the 4 time All-Star. The top tier 2B can fill up the entire stat sheet making him a huge value. Hernan Perez is the likely backup, but offers no threat to Kinsler's playing time.
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