Kipnis is Cleveland bound
July 21, 2011
With Valbuena leaving it means the Indians are short a middle infielder, but with Kipnis in tow that player very well would have to be Orlando Cabrera who takes over the utility gig. Kipnis is expected to play second base, but with the Indians thin in the outfield they may consider him there....but if they do that then they will need to make another move to add an infielder, possibly to option out Ezequiel Carrera for Jason Donald.
Bottom line, it looks more like that the Indians will go with the foursome of Michael Brantley, Travis Buck, Ezequiel Carrera, and Austin Kearns in the outfield for now and will have Kipnis play second base.
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