Indians' Jose Ramirez: Eligibility expansion on horizon

Ramirez may begin the season as the Tribe's second baseman, then move back to third once Jason Kipnis (shoulder) returns, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Kipnis is projected to miss at least the first couple weeks of the regular season, but the current timetable remains a bit cloudy. Ramirez owners won't complain if Kipnis needs an extra week or two. The Tribe have 25 games in April, and Ramirez could earn eligibility at second base -- increasing his value -- if he spends most of the season's opening month playing there.

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