Jason Kipnis Injury: Updates on Indians Star's Finger and Recovery

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2014

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 2: Second baseman Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians throws out Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Progressive Field on June 2, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Red Sox 3-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis suffered a finger injury during offseason workouts that required surgery on Tuesday. It's not expected to impact his status for Opening Day 2015.   

The team made the announcement:

Cleveland also noted his expected availability, although it didn't provide an exact timetable for a full recovery:

After making steady progress during each of his first three seasons in the majors, Kipnis took a major step in the wrong direction in 2014. His on-base percentage plummeted more than 50 points from the previous year and he hit a career-low six home runs.

The Indians just have to hope he doesn't suffer any setbacks during his injury rehab and can return to form as a top offensive player at the position in 2015.

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