Two vital pieces of the Indians’ machine are a bit dinged up at present, and are “day-to-day”, in the parlance of baseball.â†µ
Second-baseman Jason Kipnis is nursing soreness and stiffness in his right side, and Michael Brantley has not batted since last Tuesday’s marathon game against the Tigers, although Brantley did pinch-run on Friday. Brantley has a sore wrist, but neither he nor Kipnis (so far) needs to be shut downâ†µ
Only two days off (after today) for the rest of the regular season, guys. If these things can resolve themselves with rest — then avail yourselves of your rest today.