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Kipnis’ Wrist Injury Ends His Season

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.


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