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Jason Kipnis | Second Baseman | #22

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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The Indians say they're going into the offseason without a position set in stone for Jason Kipnis.
The club will make a determination on Kipnis' position based on what they're able to do or not do at other positions over the offseason. Kipnis had played only second base in the majors coming into the season but was used in center field down the stretch. Oct 13 - 2:35 PM

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Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a triple as the Indians were shut out by Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday.

Kipnis tripled with one out in the fourth inning, which was the Indians' greatest scoring threat in the contest, but they were unable to cash him in. He also singled against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, collecting two of the club's five total hits in the contest.
Oct 8 - 10:57 PM

Jason Kipnis is starting in center field and batting second in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday night against the Yankees.

Kipnis played 11 games in center field over the final two weeks of the regular season and now the Indians are ready to extend that experiment into the playoffs. The full lineup for Cleveland in this ALDS opener against Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray: Francisco Lindor SS, Jason Kipnis CF, Jose Ramirez 2B, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Jay Bruce RF, Carlos Santana 1B, Lonnie Chisenhall LF, Roberto Perez C, Giovanny Urshela 3B. Trevor Bauer is pitching.
Oct 5 - 3:22 PM

Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer Thursday in the win over the Twins.

It was his first homer since he came off the disabled list 11 days ago. He's gone 7-for-25 with three extra-base hits in eight games since returning. It'll be interesting to see how many starts the Indians give him in center field in the postseason. He probably won't see any action at second base.
Sep 28 - 3:13 PM

Jason Kipnis was held out of the Indians' starting lineup on Saturday.

Manager Terry Francona continues to ease him back into action after a lengthy stay on the disabled list. Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting sixth for the Tribe on Saturday.
Sep 23 - 1:56 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday versus the Angels.

Greg Allen will play center field and bat second versus Anaheim right-hander Parker Bridwell. Jose Ramirez is also getting the day off, with Erik Gonzalez covering second base and hitting ninth.
Sep 21 - 1:04 PM

Indians activated 2B/OF Jason Kipnis from the 10-day disabled list.

Not only is he back on the active roster, Kipnis is starting in center field Sunday in what is his first game in the outfield since rookie ball back in 2009. He's missed the last three-and-a-half weeks with a strained right hamstring.
Sep 17 - 10:28 AM

Jason Kipnis (hamstring) is expected to return from the disabled list on Sunday.

Kipnis is slated to play five innings in his return from the disabled list and will start in center field. He has been on the shelf since suffering a right hamstring strain on August 23.
Sep 16 - 1:59 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Jason Kipnis (hamstring) is pushing to return Sunday.

But the Indians' medical staff believes Tuesday is more likely. Kipnis could see some playing time in center field down the stretch with Jose Ramirez continuing to shine at second base and Yandy Diaz doing a nice job at third. Kipnis has been on the disabled list since August 23 because of a right hamstring strain.
Sep 12 - 4:55 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that Jason Kipnis (hamstring) will likely see playing time in center field once he's cleared to return.

Tito added that the Indians "have a good thing going" in the infield and he doesn't want to disrupt it. It's a vote of confidence for third baseman Yandy Diaz, who has hit .333/.493/.471 since being recalled last month with Jose Ramirez sliding over to second. It also means that Kipnis, who has had an injury-plagued season and hit only .228/.285/.409, might be looking at a reduced role once he returns. Kipnis, who took at-bats in a simulated game Monday, hasn't played the outfield since 2009 in Short-Season ball, but he played the outfield regularly in college. Playing time in center field has opened up for the Tribe with Bradley Zimmer (hand) expected to miss the rest of the season.
Sep 11 - 4:38 PM

Jason Kipnis (hamstring) will work out with his Indians teammates this week in Chicago.

But there is no indication about whether the second baseman is close to being activated from the disabled list. Kipnis has been on the shelf since August 23 with a right hamstring strain.
Sep 5 - 6:27 PM

Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

This hamstring issue has been lingering for months and Kipnis reaggravated it Tuesday night against the Red Sox. He'll probably be sidelined until sometime in mid-September. Jose Ramirez figures to handle the majority of starts at second base, with Giovanny Urshela taking over at third. Erik Gonzalez has been called up from Triple-A Columbus to help out on the infield.
Aug 23 - 2:35 PM

Jason Kipnis is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right hamstring Wednesday.

Kipnis has been bothered by right hamstring issues for much of the summer and he left Tuesday night's game against the Red Sox with renewed discomfort. The second baseman could be headed for the disabled list.
Aug 22 - 11:36 PM

Jason Kipnis was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with hamstring tightness.

It's an injury he's been trying to play through for a while. Kipnis has hit well lately for the first-place Tribe, but it's looking like he could need another extended break. Yandy Diaz took over in the DH spot on Tuesday night. Jose Ramirez got the start at second base.
Aug 22 - 9:38 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Monday.

He's just getting a breather. Kipnis has finally been heating up with a six-game hitting streak, which included a three-game home run streak.
Aug 21 - 5:39 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
4Eric Haase
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Yandy Diaz
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Jason Kipnis
3Greg Allen
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
4Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Dylan Baker
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson
10Craig Breslow
11Kyle Crockett
12Shawn Morimando
13Shawn Armstrong