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Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis named to All-Star team

Second baseman Jason Kipnis has been selected for the All-Star team as a reserve. (Source: Cleveland Indians) Second baseman Jason Kipnis has been selected for the All-Star team as a reserve. (Source: Cleveland Indians)

Cleveland Indians second baseman, Jason Kipnis, is officially an All-Star.

He was named to the team on Monday night. However, he is not expected to start, but rather play as a reserve.

This is his second time being voted in. The last time he was selected was in 2013. 

So far this year, Kipnis is batting .341 (109-320) with 27 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs, 35 RBI and 56 runs scored in 80 games. He is leading the American League in doubles (27), runs created (73), times on base (155), is second in WAR (4.9), multi-hit games (31), on-base pct. (.419) and hits (109) and is third in average (.341) and fourth in OPS (.925). He leads all A.L. second basemen in hits, doubles, triples, walks, average, on-base percentage and OPS. Since May 9, he is batting .382 (78-204) with 42 runs, 23 2B, 3 HR and 23 RBI in 52 games and was named American League Player of the Month for May. 

The All-Star Game will take place on July 14 at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. 

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