The Cleveland Indians announced Sunday that Jason Kipnis will be out 4-5 weeks with shoulder inflammation. With Kipnis out, third basemen Jose Ramirez is set to take over according to manager Terry Francona.
Kipnis met with Dr. Keith Meister last Friday and he confirmed that he was dealing with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, but will continue with a strengthening program and will likely hit and throw in about a week.
Last season Kipnis posted a slash of .275/.343/.469 with 23 dingers and 82 RBI’s.
The Indians also announced pitcher Cody Anderson will have be out the entire 2017 season, on Sunday, he will undergo Tommy John Surgery. Friday he recieved a second opinion from Dr. Keith Meister, Anderson decided TJ was the best option.
Anderson, 26, had arthriscopic surgery on his elbow last November to relieve an impingement in the back of his elbow. Anderson, was not in the running for a rotation spot this season after going 2-5 in 19 games, nine of which were starts, while posting a 6.68 ERA in 60.2 IP.