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Morning news and notes for Monday, January 29, 2018

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Indians dealing with the Jason Kipnis question; outfield issues | Cleveland.com

Kip is plenty good when healthy. From Terry Pluto:

Kipnis’ career breaks down two ways: a) When he’s healthy, he approaches All-Star level. b) When he’s not, he seems to be hurt most of the season.

The last time Kipnis had an injury-marred season was 2014, when he had the dreaded oblique strain and batted .240 (.640 OPS) with six HR and 41 RBI.

He came back in 2015-16 to bat .289 (.817 OPS), averaging 16 HR, 67 RBI and 13 stolen bases. He made the 2015 All-Star team. He stayed healthy. If he stays healthy, he can play like that again.

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