Indians Rumors: Jason Kipnis open to discuss extension
Today at the Tribe Fest, second baseman Jason Kipnis told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he’s open to talk a contract extension with the Cleveland Indians. Hoynes also mentions that the talks will probably start during Spring Training.
Jason Kipnis, who’ll turn 27 years-old in March, had an all-start season last season, helping the Tribe reach the post-season.
The left-handed hitter put up a .284/.366/.452 batting line with 17 home runs and 84 RBI’s plus with 30 stolen bases in 149 games in 2013.
The former second round pick of the 2009 draft has only played in three years in the majors, posting a .270/.349/.424 line with 38 homers, 179 RBIs and 66 stolen bases for the Cleveland Indians.
Concerning about his current contract, he’s scheduled for arbitration after the 2014 season and could test the free agency after the 2017 campaign, that of course if he doesn’t come to an agreement with the Indians.
With Kipnis already interested in an extension with the Tribe, a deal is believed to happen sooner-than-later since their will probably be mutual interest.