Kinsler nominated for Clemente Award

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Second baseman Ian Kinsler is the Texas Rangers 2013 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.

Kinsler will honored in a pre-game ceremony on Monday, Sept. 23 when the Rangers host Houston.

A player from each major league club in a finalist for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.

Kinsler has donated over $325,000 to the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation over six years for Kinsler's Kids, which has assisted a variety of programs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He and his wife Tess have been involved with Heroes for Children, Make a Wish Foundation of North Texas, Metroplex YMCA of North Texas, and the Dallas Children’s Medical Center.