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Karablog: How much does Ian Kinsler's value increase in Boston?

Ian Kinsler brings a hot bat to a Boston lineup that can use him at the back end of the lineup. AP Photo/Stephen Brashear

The Boston Red Sox picked up veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler in a trade from the Los Angeles Angels late Monday night, and this should definitively signal to those still investing in Dustin Pedroia that they can move on for this season. It is also interesting for Kinsler. No, he is not likely to get anywhere near the top of the stacked Boston lineup, but Kinsler has rebounded nicely from a rough, injury-plagued start to this season.