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Fantasy Baseball Rumors: Jason Kipnis Heading To Disabled List?

Fantasy baseball rumors coming from the Cleveland Indians indicate the Jason Kipnis injury could land him on the disabled list. One of the best second basemen to own in fantasy baseball this season, it’s not something that owners or fans of the Indians want to hear right now. A report from Cleveland.com came out Sunday (August 2), where manager Terry Francons states that Kipness has been suffering from right shoulder soreness. This is why he has been DHing for the team.

While the Indians are considering putting Kipnis on the disabled list to ensure the injury doesn’t worsen, Francona says that its nothing serious. It certainly could be simple soreness from a long Major League season, but the team doesn’t want to take any chances with one of its most important players. Francona spoke at length about what the team is deciding to do with Kipnis.

“He went and got the shoulder scanned (MRI) this morning. We’ll talk to Shick (head team physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz) and the trainers. We’ll put our heads together and see what we want to do about it. It could be a DL, but we’ll see. We want to put our heads together on this. We want to do what’s right and we want to give him some time to digest it.”

With Jason Kipnis having his best season in MLB, these are rumors fantasy baseball owners don’t want to hear. Through the first 101 games of the 2015 MLB season, Kipnis leads the American League with 132 hits and 31 doubles. He now has a.326 batting average, an OPS of.878, six triples, 39 RBIs, and 66 runs scored. Named to his second All-Star game this past July, it is clear that Kipnis has to be mentioned as one of the best second baseman in baseball now.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Cleveland Indians became “sellers” at the MLB trade deadline, even though the team may have come out ahead in the Brandon Moss trade with the St. Louis Cardinals. With the team sitting in last place in the AL Central, there is no reason to push Jason Kipnis to stay in the lineup. A disabled list stint could help him get over the shoulder soreness and possibly finish the regular season well-rested. Though some time on the DL might be fine for him, it would also come as terrible news for fantasy baseball owners planning for league playoffs.

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