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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 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

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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

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Yankees.

Kipnis hit a solo homer, his 12th home run of the year, off Ivan Nova in the third inning. He's got a good shot at besting his single-season high of 17 home runs set in 2013, as he's on pace to hit 23 with 90 RBI. The second baseman is batting .267/.326/.453 with a few games left before the All-Star break.
Jul 7 - 11:26 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a home run in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Kipnis extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the first inning, adding the solo shot in the third for good measure. The second baseman now has three homers in his last seven games and 11 overall. He's hitting .271/.328/.452 with 45 RBI and 39 runs scored.
Jun 30 - 11:20 PM

Jason Kipnis hit a two-run single in the fifth inning and added a stolen base on Wednesday night.

Kipnis went 1-for-3 to raise his batting average to .267 for the year. He has 10 home runs to go with 38 runs, 44 RBI and five steals. He is hitting for more power than previous seasons but his stolen base pace is dwindling severely. He has stolen 30 or more bases twice in his career but will not come close to that this year.
Jun 29 - 10:18 PM

Jason Kipnis (general soreness) went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in his return to the lineup Monday versus the Braves.

Kipnis got the day off Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with general soreness. It shouldn't be a lingering issue.
Jun 28 - 8:59 AM

Jason Kipnis (general soreness) is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Kipnis left Saturday's game early due to what the Indians are simply calling "general soreness." "It's from hitting too many triples," said Kipnis. The second baseman should be good to go Monday. Jose Ramirez is at second base Sunday and Michael Martinez is in left field.
Jun 26 - 11:48 AM

Jason Kipnis left Saturday's game against the Tigers with an illness.

Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting in the seventh inning. Utility man Michael Martinez replaced him at second base and would likely get the start there Sunday if Kipnis is still feeling under the weather.
Jun 25 - 7:28 PM

Jason Kipnis hit two triples and knocked in three runners to help the Indians beat the Tigers on Friday.

Kipnis tripled in two runs in the first inning, then tripled in another run in the fourth. His teammates failed to score him from third base both times. His .268/.325/.439 slash line isn't nearly as pretty as last year's .303/.372/.451 but his counting stats are looking better. His nine homers have already tied last year's total and put him on pace to beat his career high of 17. He has 36 runs and 38 RBI as well as four steals.
Jun 24 - 11:00 PM

Jason Kipnis doubled and ripped a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Kipnis was essentially the Indians' offense in this one, piling up two of their four hits and their only two extra-base knocks. He also drew a walk. The dinger was the second baseman's first so far this month.
Jun 13 - 11:37 PM

Jason Kipnis doubled in a run and walked twice Wednesday as the Indians topped the Rangers 5-4 in 11 innings.

Yan Gomes singled in Lonnie Chisenhall to end the game in the 11th. Kipnis has nine doubles and seven homers through 50 games, which is quite a change from last year. He finished 2015 with 43 doubles and just nine homers in 141 games.
Jun 1 - 10:00 PM

Jason Kipnis is getting the day off Tuesday.

Jose Ramirez will start at second base and bat second versus White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Kipnis is slashing .255/.276/.345 against lefties this season and .294/.353/.487 against right-handers.
May 24 - 5:28 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Kipnis tied up the game with his two-run single off Rick Porcello in the second inning, but the Indians would not score again in the contest and ultimately lost 5-2 on the afternoon. With his two singles on Sunday, Kipnis is slashing .283/.333/.446 with six homers, 26 RBI, 24 runs scored and three steals over 166 at-bats.
May 22 - 5:39 PM

Jason Kipnis clobbered a three-run homer in the third inning on Friday, powering the Indians to a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox in Boston.

After falling behind 2-0 early, the Indians struck for four runs in the third, which proved to be more than enough for Corey Kluber. Kipnis also singled, finishing the night 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI. He's now hitting .285/.337/.456 with six homers, 24 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 20 - 10:29 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Kipnis connected for home run No. 5 off of Twins reliever Trevor May to lead off the eighth inning. At the time, it drew the Indians to within 3-1. They wouldn't score again. This was Kipnis' 11th multi-hit performance in 34 games. He holds a fine .287/.333/.456 triple-slash over his first 136 at-bats.
May 15 - 4:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Austin Adams
8Joseph Colon
9Kyle Crockett
10Cody Anderson