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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
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Jason Kipnis finished 4-for-4 with a walk, a home run, and two RBI in the Rangers' blowout victory over the Royals on Sunday.
Kipnis also doubled and scored two runs in the game. The second baseman still owns a weak .242 batting average and .274 on-base percentage in 128 total at-bats this season, but those numbers have been on the rise. He hit leadoff again on Sunday. May 28 - 4:20 PM

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Jason Kipnis hit his fourth homer to give the Indians their only run in Monday's loss to the Reds.

Kipnis has hit in eight straight since the Indians inserted him into the leadoff spot, going 13-for-35 with four homers during the stretch. Oddly, he has 10 RBI and just five runs scored to date as a leadoff man.
May 22 - 11:23 PM

Jason Kipnis went 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in the Indians' 8-3 defeat of the Twins on Sunday.

Kipnis launched a solo shot in the bottom of the first and added a three-run blast in the bottom of the third. He also singled twice. The star second baseman had 11 total bases in his first 19 games coming off the disabled list. He racked up 10 total bases Sunday afternoon against the Twins. It looks like Kipnis has finally found his groove.
May 14 - 4:27 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He did his damage early. He drove in two runs with a double in the first inning, then laced an RBI single and came around to score in the third inning. Kipnis has struggled badly this season and missed a couple weeks with a shoulder injury. He has a .175 batting average with zero homers and six RBI in 17 games. Things are bound to improve soon for the veteran second baseman.
May 10 - 11:25 PM

Jason Kipnis finished 0-for-4 in the Indians' loss to the Blue Jays on Monday.

Kipnis is now batting just .170/.196/.189 through 15 games this season. Maybe his minor league rehab assignment should have been a little longer.
May 8 - 10:39 PM

After getting Monday off, Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Kipnis is just 5-for-35 since coming off the disabled list, and he's struck out 13 times, which isn't like him. One could say it's still just spring training for him, but it'd be nice for him to start to show something soon. He's still without an extra-base hit.
May 3 - 12:01 AM

Jason Kipnis is not in Monday's lineup against the Tigers.

He's presumably just getting a breather. Michael Martinez will fill in and hit ninth against left-hander Daniel Norris. Kipnis is just 5-for-31 (.161) since coming off the disabled list.
May 1 - 4:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona expects to give Jason Kipnis the day off on Sunday.

Kipnis is being eased into action after missing most of the first three weeks with shoulder inflammation. Jose Ramirez filled in at second early in the year and will probably draw the start there on Sunday. Kipnis is hitless in six at-bats since coming off the disabled list.
Apr 22 - 8:28 PM

Making his season debut, Jason Kipnis went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Friday against the White Sox.

Kipnis, who began the season on the disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation, batted sixth in his return to the Indians on Friday. He’ll probably need a little bit of time to get back into the swing of things, but look for him to move back up to his normal No. 2 spot whenever that happens.
Apr 22 - 12:16 AM

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

Kipnis is starting at second base and batting sixth against Jose Quintana and the White Sox on Friday. He should move back up to the No. 2 spot soon once he knocks the rust off. Jose Ramirez will slide back over to third base.
Apr 21 - 4:25 PM

Jason Kipnis (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Kipnis is ready to go after hitting .200 during a seven-game rehab assignment with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus. He'll return to his post as Cleveland's everyday second baseman with Jose Ramirez shifting from second to third base. Interim third baseman Yandy Diaz will likely be sent down to Triple-A. Kipnis hit .275 last year with 15 steals and a career-high 23 home runs.
Apr 20 - 11:50 PM

Jason Kipnis (shoulder) went 1-for-4 with a double Tuesday with Triple-A Columbus.

It sounds like the star second baseman could be activated Friday if he makes it through his final couple rehab games unscathed. Kipnis has been on the disabled list since March after injuring his shoulder in the middle of spring training. Jose Ramirez has been filling in at second base for the Indians with Yandy Diaz covering third base.
Apr 19 - 4:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that Jason Kipnis (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday in a "best case scenario."

Kipnis had to pause his rehab assignment when he was hit on the left hand by a pitch last Wednesday, but he returned to action for Triple-A Columbus over the weekend and had two hits Sunday. He's just 3-for-13 with a 5/0 K/BB ratio so far in rehab games, so the Indians would surely like to see Kipnis make some strides at the plate before activating him. The good news is it doesn't seem like his shoulder is an issue anymore. We'll see Kipnis make his season debut soon.
Apr 17 - 6:15 PM

Jason Kipnis (shoulder, hand) made throws from second base at Progressive Field on Thursday.

Kipnis had to leave a rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Akron after getting hit on the left hand by a pitch, but X-rays turned up negative and he only has some minor swelling. The second baseman is planning to hit and take fielding practice on Friday before returning to his minor league rehab assignment this weekend. He's still on track to join the Indians' active roster before the end of April.
Apr 13 - 2:59 PM

Jason Kipnis (shoulder, hand) is unlikely to play in a rehab game for Double-A Akron on Thursday.

Kipnis is out on a minor league rehab assignment as he works his way back from inflammation in his right rotator cuff. While he has not suffered a setback in the rehab of that shoulder, he was hit on the left hand by a pitch in Wednesday's game with Akron. That hit-by-pitch looks like it will keep him out of action for at least a short while. Expect the Indians to offer a further update sometime Thursday or Friday.
Apr 12 - 10:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Shawn Armstrong
9Danny Salazar