Josh Hamilton wishes Ian Kinsler luck

Plenty of folks have commented on the trade that sends Prince Fielder to Texas and Ian Kinsler to Detroit. Add Josh Hamilton to the list. Hamilton sent a message to his former teammate earlier today on twitter.

Interestingly, the departure of Hamilton helped create the need for the Rangers to make this deal. The Rangers were searching for a left-handed power bat in the middle of the lineup, a spot that used to belong to Hamilton. But when Hamilton signed with the Angels, the Rangers never did find a replacement. Until now.

So Fielder will slot into the middle of the Rangers lineup, and Kinsler, who played with Hamilton for five seasons in Texas, goes to Detroit.