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Tigers acquire Wilkel Hernandez, Troy Montgomery from Angels for Ian Kinsler

The Detroit Tigers tonight announced that the club has acquired righthanded pitcher Wilkel Hernandez and outfielder Troy Montgomery from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Ian Kinsler.
December 13, 2017

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers tonight announced that the club has acquired righthanded pitcher Wilkel Hernandez and outfielder Troy Montgomery from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Ian Kinsler.Hernandez, 18, is currently ranked as the 24th-best prospect in the Angels system, according to MLB Pipeline. In 12 outings,

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers tonight announced that the club has acquired righthanded pitcher Wilkel Hernandez and outfielder Troy Montgomery from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Ian Kinsler.
Hernandez, 18, is currently ranked as the 24th-best prospect in the Angels system, according to MLB Pipeline. In 12 outings, including seven starts, between Rookie-level AZL Angels and Rookie-level Orem last season, Hernandez posted a 4-1 record with a 2.64 ERA (44.1IP/13ER) and 44 strikeouts. In two professional seasons, Hernandez has compiled a 6-1 record with a 2.28 ERA (59.1IP/15ER) and 58 strikeouts in 17 appearances, including 12 starts. A native of La Carlota, Venezuela, Hernandez was originally signed by the Angels as an international free agent on July 2, 2015.
Montgomery, 23, played in 100 games between Single A Burlington, Single A Inland Empire and Double A Mobile in 2017 and combined to hit .271 (101x373) with 62 runs scored, 13 doubles, eight triples, eight home runs and 38 RBI. Montgomery is currently ranked as the 20th-best prospect in the Angels system, according to MLB Pipeline. In his professional career, Montgomery has posted a .279 (168x603) batting average with 93 runs scored, 23 doubles, 12 triples, 15 home runs and 68 RBI in 164 games. A native of Indianapolis, IN, Montgomery was originally drafted by the Angels in the eighth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Kinsler, 35, played in 139 games during the 2017 season and hit .236 (130x551) with 90 runs scored, 25 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 52 RBI. In four seasons with Detroit, Kinsler batted .275 (681x2477) with 401 runs scored, 129 doubles, 18 triples, 78 home runs and 300 RBI.
With the completion of the trade, the Tigers 40-man roster is now at 38.