CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will host his annual "shoe toss" at Progressive Field Thursday afternoon.

Kipnis has made the event a yearly occurrence, during which he autographs items from his locker and hands them out to fans who line the ballpark fence for selfies and free gear.

This year's shoe toss will take place at 1 p.m. outside the right field gate at Progressive Field, due to construction at the players' parking lot.

This year's shoe toss is also as bittersweet as ever, as the Indians failed to make the playoffs and surrendered the American League Central Division to Minnesota. 

It will also likely be Kipnis' last shoe toss as a Cleveland Indian. The team decided earlier this month that it will not pick up Kipnis' $16.5 million contract option for the 2020 season. Still, Kipnis could return on a more team-friendly contract.

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