Ian Kinsler has been trying like the dickens to work out a long-term contract extension with the Texas Rangers, but so far, he's out of luck, reports T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
Sullivan writes that no deal has been made, and Kinsler said the talks were close enough to be “disappointed that it’s not done.”
Kinsler is currently playing out the final season of a team-friendly five-year, $22 million contract. He's set to make $7 million this year, and the team has an option to retain him next season for another $10 million, but Kinsler has been looking for something more permanent.
Kinsler told Sullivan that "if they continue to negotiate, he does not want to be a part of it. He would prefer thinking about baseball." Kinsler hit .255 with 32 home runs for the Rangers last year, his sixth full season as the team's everyday second baseman. He turns 30 in June.