Rangers, Kinsler Fail to Reach Contract Agreement

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 13: Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers reacts after a strikeout in the third inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on October 13, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers have failed to come to an agreement on a contract extension prior to Kinsler's Opening Day deadline, reports T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.

The two sides were reportedly close to a deal and Kinsler expressed to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram that he was "disappointed that it's not done".

Reports surfaced a few days ago that Kinsler had effectively agreed to the length of a new deal--six years--but that the two sides could not agree on the money involved in that timeframe.

Though Kinsler will not take part in contract discussions during the regular season, he has not ruled out his agent Jay Franklin continuing negotiations with GM Jon Daniels without him.

The 29-year-old second baseman, who has hit .275/.355/.469 in six seasons with the Rangers, is currently signed through the end of the year with a $10 million club option for the 2013 season.

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