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Jason Kipnis’ season is over

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Add another injured player to the Cleveland Indians’ injured list: Jason Kipnis‘ season is over.

Kipnis left Sunday’s game against the Twins in the seventh inning with right wrist discomfort. He was examined yesterday and the team just announced that he fractured the hamate bone in his right wrist. The injury will require surgery that has a four-to-six week recover period, so his year is over.

Kipnis’ season ends with him batting .245/.304/.410 with 17 homers and 65 driven in. He’s in the final year of a six-year, $52.5 million deal. The Indians hold a team option on him for 2020 for $16.5 million with a $2.5 million buyout, but given his poor performance over the past three seasons — and the fact that he’ll turn 33 in April — it’s almost certain that they’ll decline it, making him a free agent.

Cody Bellinger wins 2019 National League Most Valuable Player Award

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Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the 2019 National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Associated of America. He received 19 of 30 first-place votes.

Bellinger, 24, was the NL Rookie of the Year two years ago and is now the MVP. In 2019, he hit .305/.406/.629 with 47 home runs, 115 RBI, 121 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases. He helped the Dodgers win a franchise record 106 games, though they were stopped short in the NLDS by the eventual world champion Nationals.

Bellinger is the first Dodger to win the award since Clayton Kershaw in 2014. He also joins Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, Sandy Koufax, and Maury Wills to win the award since the team moved to Los Angeles. Bellinger is overall the 13th Dodger to be named the MVP. He is the 18th NL player to win both a Rookie of the Year Award and an MVP award.

Christian Yelich finished in second place and Anthony Rendon finished in third place. They were followed by Ketel Marte, Ronald Acuña Jr., Nolan Arenado, and Pete Alonso. Also receiving votes were Freddie Freeman, Juan Soto, Jacob deGrom, Josh Donaldson, Trevor Story, Jack Flaherty, J.T. Realmuto, Yasmani Grandal, Max Muncy, Stephen Strasburg, Eugenio Suárez, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Paul Goldschmidt, Kolten Wong, Kevin Pillar, and Max Scherzer.