Kipnis exits with right hamstring injury

Kipnis exits with right hamstring injury

CLEVELAND -- Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis exited Saturday's 4-0 win against the Tigers following the third inning with a right hamstring strain.

Kipnis hit a slow dribbler to Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander off a checked swing and tried to beat the throw to first, but he pulled up before hitting the bag and hobbled, grabbing his right hamstring after the play ended.

The team didn't have an update after the game on how much time Kipnis -- who hit a double in his first at-bat -- might miss, but he will have built-in time off with the four-day All-Star break beginning on Monday.

"We'll kind of work through tests and so forth," said bench coach and acting manager Brad Mills after the game. "We'll know a little bit more obviously tomorrow."

Erik Gonzalez came in at second base to replace Kipnis as the Indians took the field in the next inning. Gonzalez singled and doubled in three at-bats and cleanly fielded five balls in his six defensive innings.

Ben Weinrib is a reporter for based in Cleveland. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.