Sep 21, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) forces out Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar (6) during the first inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Indians agree to extension with Jason Kipnis


After Michael Brantley received his extension from the Cleveland Indians, teammate Jason Kipnis went on record as saying he would love an extension of his own.

Now, he gets his wish. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer broke the story that the Indians agreed to a six-year extension with a club option for a seventh year for second basemen Jason Kipnis. The deal is for a guaranteed $52.5 million, and a maximum of $66.5 million if the option is picked up. The buyout for the option is $2.5 million.

Last year, Kipnis played in 149 games for the Tribe with a .284/.366/.452 slash line with 17 homers. He made his first All-Star appearance last year as well.

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