Kinsler’s agent meets with Rangers
Jay Franklin, who represents second baseman Ian Kinsler, met with the Rangers Friday to talk about a contract extension. Frankin said he is “not very optimistic” that they can get something done before the start of the season but said the Rangers are making a “sincere effort” to get their core group of players locked up to contract extensions. The meeting was at the Rangers request. Kinsler is signed through this season with a club option for 2013 at $10 million. Kinsler wants to stay in Texas but Franklin said Kinsler does not want to negotiate during the season.