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Rangers, Ian Kinsler Near Six-Year Extension?

Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports that the Texas Rangers and Ian Kinsler have agreed in essence to a six-year contract extension but have hit a yet to agree on the financial terms of the agreement.

The two sides have until Friday morning to agree on the money involved in the deal, as Kinsler has said he will not continue negotiations once the regular season begins.

Kinsler's agent, Jay Franklin, will speak with Rangers execs after their in-house meeting scheduled for some time today.

A two-time All-Star and twice a member of the 30-30 club, the 29-year-old second baseman has hit .275/.355/.469 in six seasons with the Rangers.

Though Kinsler's current contract runs out at the end of this season, the Rangers hold a $10 million option for the 2013 season.