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The Athletics have an interest in Jason Kipnis

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MLB.com reports that the Oakland A’s have reached out to free agent second baseman Jason Kipnis.

Kipnis, who turns 33 in April, hit .245/.304/.410 with 17 home runs, 65 RBI, seven stolen bases, and 52 runs scored over 121 games with the Indians last season, which was the final year of his six-year, $52.5 million deal. That’s well off his former All-Star pace — and it’s hard to gauge those 17 homers in the juiced ball era — but he could still have something left in the tank.

Either way, it’s worth noting that the top of the A’s depth chart at second base right now features Franklin Barreto, who made only 58 unimpressive plate appearances in 2019, so Kipnis might make a lot of sense for the A’s.

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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