Jason Kipnis is headed to Atlanta.

Kipnis, a Covington Lumberjack during the summers of 2006 and 2007, tweeted his signing Monday afternoon.

The Braves inked the veteran infielder to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training and a chance to compete for a spot on the team.

The two-time All-Star spent nine seasons in Cleveland before signing a free agent contract last year with the Chicago Cubs.

Kipnis hit .237 with three home runs and 16 RBI in a platoon role in the shortened season last year in Chicago.

Kipnis was a two-time Valley League All-Star while in Covington and was a second round selection of the Indians in the 2009 Major League Amateur Draft.

He has played in 1,165 games over his 10-year big league career.

Kipnis is a .260 career hitter with 126 home runs and 545 RBI.

Atlanta position players are scheduled to report to spring training in West Villages, Florida, on February 22.