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Jason Kipnis | Second Baseman | #22

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
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Jason Kipnis is getting the day off Thursday.
Indians manager Terry Francona is continuing to find rest for his regulars with the American League Central all wrapped up. Carlos Santana will also sit Thursday. Michael Martinez is at second base and batting ninth versus Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris. Sep 29 - 11:04 AM

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Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers.

Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez, and Francisco Lindor will also sit after the Indians clinched the American League Central on Monday night. Tigers ace Justin Verlander should dominate this particular Cleveland lineup.
Sep 27 - 4:02 PM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

Kipnis hit a solo homer in the first inning off Royals lefty Jason Vargas. The homer was his 23rd of the season, giving him 80 RBI and 88 runs scored, a career best for Kipnis. The second baseman is batting .279/.345/.475 with 14 steals to boot.
Sep 22 - 11:36 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and scored the game's only run in the 10th inning of an Indians 1-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Kipnis had a single and a double during regulation, but he reached on a forceout in the 10th inning and advanced on a wild pitch. He then made arguably the biggest play of the game, stealing third base, which set up Jose Ramirez' walk-off single three batters later. Kipnis is enjoying a strong season at the dish, batting .280/.347/.473 with 22 home runs, 78 RBI, 85 runs scored and 13 steals overall.
Sep 17 - 8:47 PM

Jason Kipnis is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's simple getting a day off. Michael Martinez is at second base, while Jose Ramirez has moved up to the No. 2 spot in the lineup.
Sep 11 - 11:37 AM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Kipnis took Marlins starter Jose Fernandez deep for the two-run blast in the first inning. The 29-year-old now has 22 homers, 74 RBI and 80 runs scored through 131 games. As it stands, his .832 OPS would be the best of his career in a full season, and his .285 batting average would be second-best after his 2015 season.
Sep 3 - 10:34 PM

Jason Kipnis slapped a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of Monday's win over the Twins.

The first two batters reached for the Indians in the bottom of the 10th. After Rajai Davis grounded into a fielder's choice, Kipnis plated Chris Gimenez with a single to left center to finally break a scoreless tie. Kipnis was the only batter on either side to reach base three times, as he had a couple singles and a walk.
Aug 29 - 10:52 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Kipnis plated a run in the seventh inning to extend the Indians' lead to two and the two-run margin proved to be the difference. The second baseman's average is up to .294 after the three-hit effort, which is the highest it's been since mid-April.
Aug 16 - 10:41 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the Red Sox.

Michael Martinez will start at second base and bat ninth versus Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz. This is just a routine day off for the lefty-swinging Kipnis, who slugged his 20th home run of the year on Sunday.
Aug 15 - 10:31 AM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Kipnis jumped the Indians off to a 1-0 lead when he hit a solo home run off Jered Weaver in the first inning. He would later earn a walk in the contest, but otherwise made no offensive noise outside of the home run. For the season, the 29-year-old second baseman is hitting .291/.352/.500 with 65 RBI and a career-best 20 homers over 444 at-bats.
Aug 14 - 6:40 PM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base Thursday against the Angels.

Like he's done all year, Kipnis provided a little bit of everything Thursday. The run batted in was his 62nd RBI of the year, and he's got 67 runs scored. The stolen base gave him 10 steals on the season, the first time since 2013 he's hit double digits in both homers and steals. He's the 24th player to reach the double-double plateau this season. Kipnis has 19 bombs in 109 games, slashing .285/.347/.488 in that time.
Aug 11 - 11:54 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

Kipnis homered in the first inning and just missed a second homer with an RBI double off the wall in the fourth inning. The second baseman is now hitting .344 with six homers, 10 RBI and 20 runs scored in July. Kipnis is hitting .288/.346/.495 with 17 homers, 55 RBI, 59 runs scored and seven steals overall.
Jul 30 - 11:12 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday’s 5-3 win over the Athletics.

Kipnis tied things up with a single against Marc Rzepczynski in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Indians then took the lead on a wild pitch from Ryan Dull. Kipnis has hit .333 this month to go along with five homers, but it has resulted in just eight RBI. On the bright side, he has scored 18 runs in the process. He’s batting .285/.342/.483 with 16 homers on the year, so he’s shown a significant uptick in power from the previous two seasons.
Jul 29 - 11:36 PM

Jason Kipnis finished 3-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base Sunday against the Twins.

He even drew a walk, filling all areas of the box score in the Indians' 6-1 win over Minnesota. Kipnis is batting .280/.341/.482 with 15 home runs, 51 RBI, six stolen bases, and 51 runs scored in 88 games this year for Cleveland. He has never topped 20 homers in a season but obviously has a pretty good shot in 2016.
Jul 17 - 5:37 PM

Jason Kipnis crushed two home runs on Friday, finishing 3-for-4 with three runs scored.

The Indians cranked five home runs tonight, including three in the first inning. Kipnis' twin blasts give him 14 for the season. He is no longer a threat to steal 30 bases as in seasons past (only five steals this year), but he is on pace to blow well past his career high of 17 home runs set in 2013.
Jul 8 - 10:05 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
4Michael Brantley
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Coco Crisp
3Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Ryan Merritt
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Kyle Crockett
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner
14Adam Plutko