Add another injured player to the Cleveland Indians’ injured list: Jason Kipnis’ season is over.
Kipnis left Sunday’s game against the Twins in the seventh inning with right wrist discomfort. He was examined yesterday and the team just announced that he fractured the hamate bone in his right wrist. The injury will require surgery that has a four-to-six week recover period, so his year is over.
Kipnis’ season ends with him batting .245/.304/.410 with 17 homers and 65 driven in. He’s in the final year of a six-year, $52.5 million deal. The Indians hold a team option on him for 2020 for $16.5 million with a $2.5 million buyout, but given his poor performance over the past three seasons -- and the fact that he’ll turn 33 in April -- it’s almost certain that they’ll decline it, making him a free agent.