Kipnis grounded into a double play after Lonnie Chisenhall singled to lead off the inning. Kipnis appeared to hurt himself on the swing or leaving the batter’s box, as he certainly did not run like he was trying to beat out a double play. He immediately sought out the training staff while grabbing his side and left the bench area.
Kipnis was replaced by Mike Aviles.
If Kipnis is a candidate for the DL, Jose Ramirez is the likely candidate to replace him. Ramirez is hitting .319 for Columbus with 4 home runs, 17 RBI and 8 stolen bases.