Kipnis’ Wrist Injury Ends His Season
September 17, 2019 3:16PM EDT
Cleveland Indians second baseman felt a recurrence of right wrist and hand discomfort on a swing and miss during Sunday’s game vs. Minnesota..
On Monday, he underwent imaging, which showed a fracture of his hook of the hamate bone. The club is in the process of coordinating a follow-up with Dr. Thomas Graham, but he is expected to require surgical intervention.
The typical time frame for return to Major League game activity is four-to-six weeks.
The Indians recalled utility infielder Andrew Velazquez from AAA Columbus.
Velazquez, 25, was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 3 and assigned to the Triple-A Columbus roster, batting .244 (11-for-45) with 4 2B, 1 3B and 5 RBI in 12 games.