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Ian Kinsler gets new $75M contract

Updated: April 10, 2012, 8:45 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jay Franklin, the agent for Ian Kinsler, said he and the Texas Rangers' front office worked for four or five long days to reach agreement on a five-year, $75 million contract extension for the second baseman.

The deal, pending a physical, goes into effect next season. The contract includes a $10 million option for a sixth year that could keep the 29-year-old Kinsler in a Texas uniform through the 2018 season. Kinsler is guaranteed $75 million because the deal includes ...

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