Tonight begins the Anibal Sanchez World Domination Comeback Tour.
Meanwhile I am trying to understand Ian Kinsler’s contract. I know the Tigers have a club option next season for $10 million (which is very reasonable and affordable), and a buy out for $5 million, which means they could dump him for half that. But I read somewhere—which I can’t find now—that he has a contract option that vests with 600 at bats. Is it the club option? Or something else? Anyone know anything about this? If there is some kind of vesting like that it is to somebody’s advantage that he play every day.
Oh there it is, from Ken Rosenthal: “Small detail on Kinsler, per sources: $10M option for 2018 vests at 600 PAs. Currently at 513. #Tigers likely to exercise if he falls short.”
Justin Verlander makes his Astros debut tonight, and it’s on MLB Network.
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Mikie Mahtook LF
- Nick Castellanos DH
- James McCann C
- John Hicks 1B
- Jaime Candelario 3B
- Alex Presley RF
- JaCoby Jones CF
- Jose Iglesias SS
Pitching: Anibal Sanchez vs Jason Vargas
Yes, we are at the part of the season where James McCann is batting cleanup.
Meanwhile, Dixon Machado is getting better and better at the sunflower seed thing.