Prior to his injury, Kipnis slashed .234/.354/.394 (OPS+115) with three homers and 12 RBI in 27 games. Now in his age-27 season, Kipnis was the Indians' second-round draft pick in 2009, making his debut on July 22, 2011. In 2013 Kipnis was named to the AL All-Star team, posting a line of .284/.366/.452 (OPS+ 132, fWAR 4.5) as the Indians got as far as the Wild Card game. Kipnis is signed to a 6-year $52.5 million contract that takes him through 2019 (2020 team option).
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