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07:18 AM ET 08.16 | With the shifting sands between the infield and outfield in Texas, the Rangers may be tempted to consider moving Ian Kinsler to the latter to make room in the former for Jurickson Profar. I really don't see Kinsler going to the outfield. Maybe the Rangers could revisit first base this offseason, or maybe they will discuss him with other clubs. When you see what Dustin Pedroia got from the Red Sox -- eight years, $110 million -- or Robinson Cano will get this offseason, Kinsler's contract would seem attractive to other clubs. Kinsler is due $57 million over the next four years, plus a club option of $10 million for 2018, with a $5 million buyout. But Kinsler has a partial no-trade clause and could strategically use it to make it difficult for Texas to trade him.

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August 16, 2013  07:53 AM ET

Definitely a possibility with the right return.

August 16, 2013  08:04 AM ET
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Kinsler should be moved to the OF. 'Nuff said.

He could take that PED-abuser Cruz's spot, no ?

August 16, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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He could take that PED-abuser Cruz's spot, no ?

Long term they need more of a bat out of that position than Kinsler provides.

August 16, 2013  08:42 AM ET

"60 Minutes" has learned that members of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's inner circle in February obtained and leaked documents that implicated Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun as well as his own Yankees teammate, catcher Francisco Cervelli, in the doping scandal that has enveloped Major League Baseball.

The leak came just days after the weekly newspaper Miami New Times published documents in January detailing Rodriguez's pervasive use of performance enhancing drugs.

The handwritten documents of Anthony Bosch, the key witness in Major League Baseball's PED investigation, revealed comprehensive doping regimens that Bosch had engineered for a host of professional athletes. His cooperation with MLB has resulted in the suspension of Rodriguez and 13 other major league players.

Braun and Cervelli's names were redacted in the Miami New Times documents. Members of Rodriguez's camp at the time obtained unredacted versions and leaked them to Yahoo! Sports, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The unredacted documents also implicated Baltimore Oriole Danny Valencia, who MLB later investigated and cleared.

In a statement to "60 Minutes," Rodriguez lawyer David Cornwell said, "The allegations are untrue and are another attempt to harm Alex -- this time by driving a wedge between Alex and other players in the game. While Alex focuses on baseball and repeatedly states that he is going to respect the appeal process, the drumbeat of false allegations continues."

On July 22, Braun accepted a 65-game suspension for the remainder of the 2013 season for taking performance-enhancing drugs. And on Aug. 5, Cervelli, along with 11 other players, accepted a 50-game ban. MLB has suspended Rodriguez for 211 games. He is appealing.

All three of the unredacted documents leaked to Yahoo! Sports list Braun's name. One document shows Braun on a Bosch list along with Rodriguez, Cervelli, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera and minor league pitcher Cesar Carrillo, all of whom have been suspended for PEDs.

August 16, 2013  09:39 AM ET

If Cano leaves New York you could see the Yanks making a play for Kinsler.

August 16, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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"60 Minutes" has learned that members of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's inner circle in February obtained and leaked documents that implicated Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun as well as his own Yankees teammate, catcher Francisco Cervelli, in the doping scandal that has enveloped Major League Baseball.

If true... he's an even bigger turd than any of us thought... and that's saying something.

August 16, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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If true... he's an even bigger turd than any of us thought... and that's saying something.

Also in that article:

Baseball's collective bargaining agreement requires that any allegations of PED use are to first be dealt with privately before either the Commissioner's office or the Players Association makes any names public. The premature release of a player's name is a direct violation of the collective bargaining agreement.

August 16, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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If true... he's an even bigger turd than any of us thought... and that's saying something.

I think it's safe to say now, that 100% of the league considers him a complete ****!!

August 16, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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Also in that article:Baseball's collective bargaining agreement requires that any allegations of PED use are to first be dealt with privately before either the Commissioner's office or the Players Association makes any names public. The premature release of a player's name is a direct violation of the collective bargaining agreement.

The issue will be - did Afraud O'Roid know. Just because it is his "inner circle" doesn't mean they can prove he was involved. Keeping my own thought private on what I really think.....

August 16, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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The issue will be - did Afraud O'Roid know. Just because it is his "inner circle" doesn't mean they can prove he was involved. Keeping my own thought private on what I really think.....

I suppose we are about to learn a lot more about his "inner circle"...

August 16, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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If true... he's an even bigger turd than any of us thought... and that's saying something.

Selig? Yes he is, but his wiki leaks just keep on coming. I hope it goes to trial and MLB rids itself of both Selig and Arod. They are one and the same. Conte told him last week how the players beat his test, how to test for the troches they pop and creams they use to increase testosterone and and Selig wanted o part of it....

They are both frauds....

August 16, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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I suppose we are about to learn a lot more about his "inner circle"...jerk

FIFY.

August 16, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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They are both frauds....

Couldn't agree more...

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August 16, 2013  02:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Selig? Yes he is, but his wiki leaks just keep on coming. I hope it goes to trial and MLB rids itself of both Selig and Arod. They are one and the same. Conte told him last week how the players beat his test, how to test for the troches they pop and creams they use to increase testosterone and and Selig wanted o part of it....They are both frauds....

Selig is gone soon anyway...and these reports have been leaked way before A-Rod was involved.

August 16, 2013  03:37 PM ET
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Kinsler should be moved to the OF. 'Nuff said.

The rangers are in charge at the Texas team,
Kinsler will have to go where ever the organization send him,
Either play in any other position or agree to be traded :-) :-)

August 16, 2013  03:38 PM ET

When a team doesn't need you anymore,
best thing to do just move on :-) :-)

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August 16, 2013  06:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If Cano leaves New York you could see the Yanks making a play for Kinsler.

the player/s have to go where they are needed,after all this players got to be glad there is plenty teams WHO need the versatility from any new regular hitter!!!

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