Former Indian Jason Kipnis finds new home in MLB

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Kipnis hit 17 homeruns with 65 RBI for the Tribe last season

Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis celebrates after a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Former Indians’ second baseman Jason Kipnis grew up in Northbrook, a suburb of Chicago. And this season, he could be playing for his hometown Cubs.

The two-time All-Star has reportedly agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs.

Kipnis is 32 years old, and has spent all 9 of his major league seasons with Cleveland. He is a career .261 hitter, and will compete for time at second base for the Cubs this Spring .

Last season, Kipnis hit 17 homeruns with 65 RBI for the Tribe, who didn’t pick up his 16.5 million dollar option for 2020.

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