Kipnis Named to Two Minor League All-Star Teams
Mike B. | On 17, Sep 2011
Jason Kipnis was named to both the Triple-A and the Minor League All-Star teams by Baseball America on Friday. Kipnis, who also was selected to play in the Futures Game at the Major League All-Star Game, helped pace the Columbus Clippers until he was called up to the Indians in late July.
Kipnis, named the starting second baseman on the Triple-A All-Star team, hit .280 with 12 home runs and 55 runs batted in before his promotion. Zach McAllister was also named to the Triple-A team. McAllister was 12-3, with a 3.32 ERA in 155 innings pitched at Columbus. McAllister has made two spot starts for the Indians this season but has struggled in each.
Mike Sarbaugh, Clippers manager, was named the Triple-A Manager of the Year by Baseball America. Sarbaugh had the best team in minor league baseball all season and completed their season Friday night by winning the Governor’s Cup.
Kipnis was also named to the second team of Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team. Kipnis finished behind Jose Altuve from the Houston Astros system, but joins other second teamers like Bryce Harper and Anthony Rizzo.