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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Indians Injury Update: Jason Kipnis has finger surgery


By on 12/18/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Cleveland Indians head into the winter coming off an 85-win season, good for third in the American League Central. At 11th in the league in runs scored and 14th in ERA, the Indians look to improve in both areas to help them reach the post season in 2015. One player who needs to step up is second baseman Jason Kipnis, who underwent finger surgery and should be ready for the start of next season.


According to Paul Hoynes at cleveland.com, Kipnis underwent surgery on his left finger to repair a damaged tendon. He injured his finger during a workout, but is expected to be ready for the beginning of the season on April 6 against the Houston Astros.

Injuries have taken a toll on Kipnis since his All-Star season in 2013. A torn right oblique muscle at the end of April this year hindered him at the plate and in the field, where he lost a lot of range.  The Indians are hoping for a completely healthy Kipnis next season.

Kipnis, a four-year Major League veteran, hit .240 with six home runs and 41 RBI in 129 games this past season. He hit a career-high .284 with 17 home runs and 84 RBI in 2013. Kipnis is a career .262 hitter with 44 home runs and 220 RBI.

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