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Ian Kinsler, Rangers finalize deal

Updated: April 11, 2012, 8:14 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ian Kinsler went from playing for three different colleges to becoming the highest paid second baseman in the major leagues.

The Texas Rangers made it official Wednesday, announcing Kinsler signed a five-year extension for $75 million.

The 29-year-old Kinsler is making $7 million this season. The Rangers had a $10 million club option for next season, but the new deal replaces that and will pay him $13 million in 2013.

"Anytime you can add a player of ...

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