Jason Kipnis (35) has announced his retirement.
On the 20th (local time), Kipnis posted on social media, “My mind and body can no longer take responsibility. This is just where the story stops, not the real end.”먹튀검증
On this day, he officially announced his retirement, saying, “I inform you that my career is officially over.”
He added, “I’ve always heard that it’s rare to end a career the way you do. It wasn’t a lie. Suffering a hip fracture injury on my last swing in Cleveland meant I couldn’t leave with applause. I went to Chicago and visited Cleveland on an away basis, but the stadium was empty due to the pandemic. My final pro journey began on a minor league bus and then a lockout. It ended like that,” he recalled.
“I couldn’t be passionate about my body and mind anymore. I was frustrated at first, but now I am just grateful to the fans.”
Kipnis was selected by the Cleveland Indians (now the Cleveland Guardians) in the second round of the 2009 draft and entered the major leagues two years later.
Since then, he has been active in Cleveland for 9 years and has established himself as a key player in the team, including being selected as an American League All-Star in 2013 and 2015.
Signing a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2020 season, he recorded 3 homers, 16 RBIs and 1 steal in 44 games. Afterwards, he signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves, but failed to break into the big leagues and was forced to announce his retirement.