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Kinsler, Rangers agree on 5-year, $22M deal

Updated: February 19, 2008, 6:39 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Second baseman Ian Kinsler has agreed to a five-year, $22 million contract with the Texas Rangers. The deal includes a club option for a sixth year that could increase the overall value of the package to $32 million.

"It's a lot of money," Kinsler said. "I've never imagined being in this position in my life. The whole arbitration process is tough on both sides. For us to be able to avoid that is definitely a positive.

"I was not trying to set the bar and make the ...

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