As expected, the Indians have activated All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis from the 15-day disabled list and he's in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox. As a corresponding move, Justin Sellers was optioned to Triple-A Columbus, the club announced.
Kipnis, 27, has been out since injuring his abdominal area in late April. He's hitting .234/.354/.394 with six doubles, three homers, 12 RBI, 12 runs and four steals in 27 games this season. Keep in mind, last season he got off to a slow start before catching serious fire in June, springboarding him to an All-Star selection and an 11th place finish in AL MVP voting.