Jason Kipnis left last night’s game agains the Red Sox after his first at bat, experiencing hamstring tightness as he ran out a ball to first. Kipnis is no stranger to hamstring issues, missing most of July due to prolonged soreness in his right hammie.
The left is slashing .228/.286/.411 with 11 home runs for Cleveland this year. Cleveland has yet to announce if he’ll be DL bound. Kipnis is the third player for Cleveland to go down with injuries in the past 24-hours, with Andrew Miller and Danny Salazar both added to the disabled list yesterday.
Here’s what other news is boppin’ around the American League Central:
- Starting pitcher bargains hard to find for the White Sox...and, well, for most teams actually.
- Justin Verlander now has a slider for every occasion. Like Hallmark but for pitching.
- The Royals have activated Salvador Perez.
- Do the Twins have a path to the playoffs?
- Here’s what was going on for the White Sox 100 year ago.
- Ian Kinsler got an ‘unheard of’ $10,000 fine for his verbal altercation with umpire Angel Hernandez.
- Take a closer look at Francisco Lindor’s increased power.
- Shocker: the Royals still have a shot in this year’s Wild Card race.
- The Twins have placed Miguel Sano on the DL with a stress reaction in his left shin.
- Need some how for the future? That’s what we though. Check out the state of Chicago’s farm system.
- Justin Upton ‘has no plans’ to opt out of his contract with the Tiger...er, well, so far anyway.
- Since a deal went down for another Cleveland sport last night, it’s time to consider the tribe’s equivalent of a Kyrie Irving trade and how it’s too painful to think about.