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Kinsler, Vizquel try to one-up each other in practice

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BOSTON -- The Tigers did not have a chance to do any infield work at Fenway Park on Friday due to the weather. Judging by the forecast, they might not be able to until Sunday. By then, Omar Vizquel might be getting antsy.

Every so often, Vizquel takes ground balls in the infield with Tigers players, including second baseman Ian Kinsler. When they do, Kinsler and Vizquel tend to have fun with it, trying acrobatic flips and catches an in effort to one-up each other.

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For Vizquel, it's a way to stay connected with the infielders he coaches. For Kinsler, it's a way to live out a childhood memory.

"I remember him doing that with Robbie Alomar," Kinsler said, referring to the days Vizquel and Alomar were teammates in Cleveland. "That's the one thing I think about every time I do that with him."

They were two of the best defensive players in the game at the time, and they were in their primes. Now, Vizquel is 47.

"To be honest with you, I never think about the age," Kinsler said. "I just think about what he can do."

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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