Baseball-Angels acquire Kinsler from Tigers

Dec 13 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler in a trade with the Detroit Tigers, the teams announced on Wednesday.

The Angels landed Kinsler in exchange for two minor league players. The move comes just days after the Angels signed Japanese standout pitcher and hitter Shohei Ohtani.

Los Angeles also added reliever Jim Johnson in a trade with the Atlanta Braves last month.

Kinsler, 35, will be a free agent at the end of the 2018 season. A four-time All Star, he has spent the last four seasons with Detroit.

Last season, Kinsler batted a career-worst .236. He also hit 22 homers and 52 RBIs in 139 games. (Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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