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Indians sign Kipnis to 6-year deal on Opening Day
All-Star Second baseman will earn $52.5 million over six years 
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Jason Kipnis (center) with Manager Terry Francona and GM Chris Antonetti (left)
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The Indians have signed second basement Jason Kipnis to a 6-year contract worth $52.5 million. The contract includes an option for a seventh year.

Kipnis joined manager Terry Francona before reporters today to make the announcement on opening day at Progressive Field. Kipnis, who turned 27 yesterday, is entering his third full season in the majors. The Indians drafted him in the second round in 2009.

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The Indians made it to the play-offs last year, they had 11 walk-off wins in the bottom of the ninth inning, and won 12 games in extra innings. The Indians won 92 games last year. Kipnis says this kind of play makes the Indians a fun team to watch.

“Teams know when Cleveland is coming to town now. They know it’s going to be a good series, they know it’s going to be a hard-fought series.” 

Kipnis developed into one of the American League's rising stars last season, batting .284 with 17 homers and 84 RBIs in 149 games. He also stole 30 bases and scored 86 runs. He led the Indians in runs, hits, RBIs and steals.

Today’s home opener also marks the 20th anniversary of the now-Progressive Field. Former Indians manager Mike Hargrove will throw the first pitch.


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