Kipnis (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day DL Wednesday with a right hamstring strain. Kipnis had an MRI Wednesday morning, and the results obviously weren't encouraging. More details regarding the extent of the injury is expected soon, but in the meantime, Erik Gonzalez was recalled to provide the Tribe with infield depth.
Kipnis is scheduled to get an MRI on his injured hamstring Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, reports. This is standard procedure, so the MRI doesn't discard the initial diagnosis of basic hamstring tightness. Kipnis' fantasy owners should have a solid backup plan by now anyway, considering how often the second baseman has been sidelined this year. Once the test results are in, there should be a clear timeline for when Kipnis will return.
Kipnis exited Tuesday's game early after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Kipnis appeared to tweak his oft-injured hamstring while attempting to beat out a groundball in his first at-bat of the game.
Kipnis was removed from Tuesday's game against the Red Sox prior to his at-bat in the third inning, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports. Kipnis has been hampered by a hamstring ailment for a good portion of the 2017 season and was slotted in as the Indians' designated hitter during Tuesday's contest. The 30-year-old appeared to come up a bit gimpy after grounding out to shortstop in his first at-bat of the game and was replaced by a pinch hitter prior to his second plate appearance.
Kipnis is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox. Cleveland has made it clear that Kipnis will be closely monitored so that additional injuries to the second baseman can be avoided. Kipnis, who's dealt with a string of upper- and lower-body ailments this season, will sit out Monday night while Jose Ramirez moves over to second base and Giovanny Urshela heads to the hot corner.
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