Missing: Jason Kipnis' shin guard

CLEVELAND - When you truly love something, you'll go to great lengths to find it.

That's the case for Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis and his beloved shin guard.

According to an Instagram post, Kipnis has lost the white Easton brand shin guard he wears while hitting. And he can't simply buy a replacement, because Easton no longer makes that particular shin guard in white.

So, Kipnis has made a plea to the internet in case anyone happens to have one.

If anyone should have the shin guard in question, Kipnis is offering up Francisco Lindor's autograph.

Not a bad trade at all.

UPDATE: The missing shin guard was found on Friday afternoon! Here's Kipnis' update via Twitter:

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