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Kipnis leaves game with right abdominal strain

Jason Kipnis

Jason KipnisIndians second baseman Jason Kipnis left Tuesday night’s game in the middle of the fourth inning with a reported abdominal strain.

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.

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  • mgbode

    is it bad that I hope Kipnis takes a few games off as a precaution just to get a look at Jose Ramirez and hopefully put the seed into Tito’s head about Jose taking Asdrubal’s spot down the line?

    (I don’t want to rush Lindor this year)

  • The_Real_Shamrock
  • Natedawg86

    I could see him sitting at least a week. Ab strain is not something you can play through

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Oblique sounds better.