Cleveland Indians Sign All-Star Jason Kipnis to Long Extension

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After months of working to get a deal done, Cleveland Indians fans woke up to some good news before their home opener. The team announced early Friday morning that they have agreed to a six-year extension with All-Star second baseman, Jason Kipnis.

Per the team’s press release, the deal will run through 2019 with a club option for the 2020 season. Though numbers were not released by the team, it is being reported the six-year deal is worth $52.5 million according to Nick Camino, Indians beat writer for WTAM 1100.

**Update**

Jon Heyman of CBS Tweeted the terms of the deal below:

 

In what is likely a very nice birthday present (Kipnis turned 27-years old yesterday), the Indians have locked up a key member of their playoff run from a year ago. Kipnis hit .284 with 86 runs scored, 84 RBIs, 30 steals and 17 HRs. His breakout season in 2013 earned him a trip to the All-Star game, where many feel he should have been the MVP.

This is a great deal for both Kipnis and the Indians, as the team locks up a very talented player before he hits the open market and at a pretty good value at roughly $12 million per season.

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