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Jason Kipnis | Second Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk Friday against the Reds.
Another huge night for Kipnis. He's now hitting .463 this month, with 12 multi-hit games. After finishing April with a .218 batting average, he now sits among the league leaders with a .337 batting average. May 22 - 10:47 PM

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Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Kipnis tripled in the game, his third triple of the year. The second baseman has enjoyed a blazing hot May that has helped him raise his overall line to .338/.404/.510. He's currently fourth in the American League in batting average and sixth in the AL with 27 runs scored.
May 19 - 11:47 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-6 with a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning of Saturday's 10-8 win over the Rangers.

The Indians entered the ninth inning down 8-7, but managed a big rally. After Jose Ramirez hit into a fielder's choice to tie the game at 8-8, Kipnis launched a two-run homer off of Neftali Feliz, who now has three blown saves on the season. The dramatic homer was just the continuation of a great season by Kipnis, who is hitting a stellar .340/.400/.510 with four homers, 17 RBI, 24 runs scored and five steals.
May 17 - 12:13 AM

Jason Kipnis was 4-for-5 with three runs scored against the Rangers on Friday.

Kipnis remains red-hot. The 28-year-old hit just .218 in April, but he's hitting an incredible .518 (28-for-54) through 13 games this month. His season batting average is all the way up to .333 now. Batting leadoff appears to agree with him.
May 16 - 12:39 AM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Kipnis hit an RBI double in the seventh inning that started a three-run frame for the Tribe, and he came around to score later in the inning. Kipnis has absolutely destroyed the month of May thus far, batting .488 (21-for-43) with two homers, seven RBI and 11 runs scored. The scalding hot streak has raised his overall line to .308/.361/.462 and reminded us what he's capable of when healthy and hitting well.
May 12 - 9:44 PM

Jason Kipnis recorded four hits -- including a double and a home run -- in five at-bats to help the Indians hold off the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Kipnis knocked in a pair of runs and scored three runs as well, contributing to the Indians' 10-run afternoon. His home run, the third of the season, broke a scoreless tie in the third inning. Kipnis now has three consecutive multi-hit games and has homered in three out of his last five games. The surge has brought his triple-slash line up to .273/.327/.404.
May 3 - 4:31 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk against the Blue Jays on Friday.

After failing to homer in 67 straight games dating back to last July, Kipnis has now gone deep in two out of the last three games. That has to feel good for those fantasy owners who were banking on a bounceback. Kipnis batted leadoff Friday for the sixth straight game.
May 1 - 10:28 PM

Jason Kipnis had a three-run homer, an RBI groundout and a walk Wednesday versus the Royals.

Finally some power from Kipnis. Not only was it his first homer, but he had just two extra-base hits in 78 at-bats entering the night. With four RBI, he doubled his season total.
Apr 29 - 10:41 PM

Jason Kipnis hit a two-run home run, his first of spring, in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Brewers.

Kipnis has been sidelined by back spasms recently, but he's back and showed no signs of lingering issues Saturday. The second baseman hit a two-run shot off Brewers starter Wily Peralta in the third inning. He finished 1-for-3 in the game. Assuming he stays feeling alright, Kipnis should be just fine for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 7:18 PM

Jason Kipnis (back) returned to Cactus League play on Thursday.

Kipnis singled in his first at-bat and also made a diving play in the field. Most importantly, he didn't have any issues with his back. The second baseman got a late start while working his way back from finger surgery and also missed over a week with back spasms, but he fully expects to be fine for Opening Day. "Some guys need 30 at-bats, some guys need 80 at-bats," said Kipnis. "If you're going good, you want to get going faster. I'm feeling good at the plate so I'm ready to start whenever we get there. If I get 20 or 30 more at-bats, that will be great for me."
Mar 27 - 10:38 AM

Jason Kipnis (back) could get into a Cactus League game Thursday.

"The plan is, if he feels good, we'll play him tomorrow," Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday. "But, you want to kind of reserve the right to [change your mind], if he needs a day. But, I think all signs are pointing that he was moving around pretty good." Kipnis played in a minor league game Wednesday and came out of it feeling good. He's been sidelined for over a week with back spasms but should still be good to go for Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 6:30 PM

Jason Kipnis (back) will play in a minor league game Wednesday.

Kipnis has been sidelined for a little over a week with back spasms, but he'll get some at-bats on the minor league side Wednesday and play five innings on defense. The hope is that he'll be cleared to return to Grapefruit League action on Thursday. The Indians remain optimistic that he'll be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 25 - 12:28 PM

Jason Kipnis (back) took 50 swings in the batting cages on Monday without any issues.

Kipnis felt good a day after Monday's session and could return to action in a minor league game as early as Wednesday. The Indians and Kipnis remain optimistic on the second baseman's availability for Opening Day.
Mar 24 - 8:18 PM

Jason Kipnis (back) missed a fifth straight Cactus League game Monday and has yet to be cleared for baseball activities.

Kipnis is nursing a back issue and has been limited to indoor exercises to this point. There's been no indication to this point that the ailment could affect his availability for Opening Day, but Kipnis has been limited to just 22 plate appearances this spring due to his recovery from finger surgery and now the back issue.
Mar 23 - 7:54 PM

Jason Kipnis will be sidelined for the remainder of the weekend due to back spasms.

Kipnis was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup and was held out on Friday as well. The Indians aren't yet concerned that the injury will effect his availability for the start of the regular season. He will receive extra at-bats in minor league contests next week provided the issue clears up.
Mar 21 - 2:38 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Shaun Marcum
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Zach McAllister
7Ryan Webb
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams