The 36-year-old Kinsler is batting just .239 with 13 home runs and 32 RBIs in his first and only season with the Angels. Dave Dombrowski said that Kinsler is expected to be the team's everyday second baseman. Dombrowski is very familiar with the veteran from their time together with the Detroit Tigers.
Monday's starting pitcher David Price is also familiar with Kinsler, calling him "the closest teammate I've had to Dustin Pedroia." Kinsler is in his 13th major league season, and was a finalist for a Gold Glove award in 2017 with the Tigers. He has never played another position in his career, as he also spent time with the Texas Rangers, whom he started his career with.
Boston received the four-time All-Star by sending two relief pitchers, Ty Buttery and Williams Jerez, the other way. They will also send $1.8 million of the remaining $3.6 million on Kinsler's contract. Kinsler joins other former Tigers teammates, Rick Porcello and J.D. Martinez, in Boston.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves went out and got Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. They sent pitchers Matt Wisler and Lucas Sims, along with outfielder Preston Tucker in this deal. All three of those players were currently at the Triple-A level, but have all spent time in the majors this season.
The 29-year-old Duvall has 15 home runs and 61 RBIs this year, but has an average of just .205. Although, he has hit 64 home runs over the previous two seasons, including 31 in 2017. He made the National League All-Star team in 2016 and has been a Gold Glove Award finalist each of the past two seasons. He will add some pop for the Braves, who currently sit a half-game behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East following their 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins.
Two other trades featuring one team saw the Seattle Mariners add two relievers from two different teams. The M's got Adam Warren from the New York Yankees and Zach Duke from the Minnesota Twins. The holders of the final AL Wild Card spot sent two minor league players to the Yankees, and pitcher Chase De Jong and infielder Ryan Costello to the Twins.
The 35-year-old Duke is 3-4 with a 3.62 ERA in 45 appearances this season, and has held opposing left-handed hitters to a .237 batting average. The Mariners will be his sixth team in the past seven seasons. Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Warren holds an 0-1 record with a 2.70 ERA in 24 appearances. He did spend time on the disabled list from April 21st to June 3rd due to a strained back. He is eligible for free agency at season's end.