When it rains, it pours down meteors of doom.
As if losing six straight wasn’t pitiful and sad enough, a Jered Weaver curveball became a pain in the…side of Jason Kipnis, and well, you know the familiar rest. Obliques muscles are the new broken pinky toes; there’s not a whole lot you can do other than let nature take its course. And it’s actually something I can say I know the pain of. It’s no joke when you tweak one of these things. In the immediate moment when it happens, it just sucks the air right out of you.
So now, the Indians are without their best player until May 15 at the earliest, if they choose to go the retroactive route. But who knows how long this thing will linger. Everything is magnified right now since it’s “still early,” but this was one of the last things that the Indians could afford right now. The off-day came at a good time, and it looked like they needed it. Unfortunately, our second baseman needs a bit more than that.
Jose Ramirez was brought up from Columbus. Sorry, no Lindor-polooza yet.
UPDATE: Chris Antonetti just confirmed that Kipnis will miss three to five weeks, so there goes the whole retroactive thing.