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Jason Kipnis puts Indians talks on hold

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12:08 PM ET 04.06 | Negotiations between second baseman Jason Kipnis and the Indians on a multiyear deal have stopped. "Once the regular season started, the negotiations stopped," said Kipnis before Friday's game against the Rays. "We didn't want the distraction during the season. I think they felt the same way." Kipnis is starting his second full season in the big leagues. He'll make $509,400 this year. Asked if he'd like to continue the neogitations at the end of the 2013 season , Kipnis said, "Of course." Kipnis probably won't be eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2014 season. The Indians were also reportedly negotiating with left fielder Michael Brantley on a multiyear deal. There is no word on whether those negotiations have stopped as well.

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April 6, 2013  02:53 PM ET

I guess he wants out of Cleveland too.

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April 6, 2013  10:29 PM ET

Kipnis is gonna be a stud. His production so far hasn't been overwhelmingly great but over the next 10 years or so he will be one of MLB's premier second basemen.

April 7, 2013  10:02 AM ET

It is a crap shoot for both teams and players whether to sign now long term or wait and risk the possibility of a career ending injury.

 
April 7, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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It is a crap shoot for both teams and players whether to sign now long term or wait and risk the possibility of a career ending injury.

He could also fall the way of Knoblauch!

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