Kinsler's agent surprised by trade

Updated: November 21, 2013, 3:07 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Ian Kinsler's agent, Jay Franklin, had no idea the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers were working on a blockbuster deal until his phone started buzzing like crazy Wednesday night.

"I got an ESPN alert and then everybody starting texting," Franklin said. "Ian is in Hawaii. He texted me and said, 'I think I've just been traded. Can you check?' We didn't see it coming."

Franklin talked to Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine, who confirmed the news that Kinsler was headed ...

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