Israeli WBC national team coach Ian Kinsler returned to his former team, the Texas Rangers.
The Texas team announced on the 7th (Korean time) that it had recruited Kinsler as a special assistant to general manager Chris Young.
The relationship between Kinsler and Texas is special. Kinsler, who made his major league debut in a Texas uniform in 2006, played an active part in 8 seasons, recording a batting average of 0.273, 156 homers, and 539 RBIs in 1066 games, an OPS of 0.804.
After that, Kinsler played for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, and San Diego Padres, and took off his active uniform after the 2019 season. 토토사이트
Kinsler’s career record in the major leagues was 0.269 batting average, 257 homers, and 909 RBIs in 1888 games. He was selected as an All-Star four times and won two Gold Glove Awards. He experienced his first win in his career in 2018 in Boston.
“It’s a great feeling to be part of this organization,” Kinsler said after returning to Texas. “I grew up here and was drafted by this team,” adding, “There are so many people who have influenced my career in this organization. Now Director Young is here, and all the pieces seem to be in place.”
Continuing, Kinsler said, “I’m really excited. I’m excited to be a part of the team as it’s being built. I’ll do whatever the team needs. It’s an exciting time for me now to be back in Texas. I’m a blessing.” I feel like I received it, and I feel really good.”
Kinsler, who contributed to the victory as a member of the US team at the 2017 WBC, took the lead of the Israeli team ahead of this tournament. Israel, led by Kinsler, are drawn in Group D with the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Nicaragua.