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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 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

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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

Jason Kipnis helped his average a fair bit in Wednesday's 5-3, 16-inning loss to the Astros, finishing the game 5-for-7.

All five of Kipnis' hits went for singles. Despite the fact that the contest lasted 16 innings, the Indians only amassed three extra-base hits on the afternoon. With the strong performance, Kipnis is now hitting .288/.333/.424 with three homers, 15 RBI and three steals over his first 125 at-bats. He entered Wednesday's contest with a .263 batting average.
May 11 - 7:42 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

Kipnis slammed a triple to center field in the eighth inning and scored on a Francisco Lindor RBI single. It was just his second extra-base hit in his last 10 games as his OPS has dipped to .720. Kipnis is batting .263 with three homers, 14 RBI, 18 runs scored and three steals in 30 games.
May 10 - 10:56 PM

Jason Kipnis launched a two-run homer Friday against the Phillies.

The Indians were held scoreless after Kipnis’ two-run blast off Adam Morgan in the fifth inning. The 29-year-old has two home runs and five RBI over his last four games, but he continues to strike out at an alarming rate. He fanned two more times on Friday and has struck out in 32.6 percent of his plate appearances so far this season. That’s almost double where he was last year.
Apr 29 - 10:54 PM

Jason Kipnis hit his second home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Kipnis got the Indians on the board early, taking Twins starter Ricky Nolasco out to right for a solo homer. The home run was his first in almost two weeks and just his second overall. A modest six-game hitting streak has helped the 29-year-old raise his numbers in recent days, and he's hitting .282/.329/.423 with two homers, eight RBI, 10 runs scored and three steals to date.
Apr 26 - 11:25 PM

Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Kipnis and crew managed just three hits against Mets starter Steven Matz on Sunday, but it was Kipnis who took the strikeout crown. He whiffed three times in facing Matz, the most of anybody on the Tribe. These things happen. In the early going, the 29-year-old second baseman is hitting .297/.372/.486 with four doubles, a homer and five RBI across 37 at-bats.
Apr 17 - 4:18 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Mets.

Kipnis had an RBI double off Matt Harvey in the sixth inning, and he singled and scored in the seventh as well. It was the fourth multi-hit game for Kipnis in his last six, raising his line to .333/.410/.545. The 29-year-old has a homer, five RBI, seven runs scored and two steals on the year.
Apr 16 - 8:32 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's victory over the Rays.

Kipnis's solo home run off Erasmo Ramirez helped ice the game for Cleveland. It was his first home run of the year and his two-hit night raised his slash line to .273/.320/.455 for the year. Fantasy owners are hoping he runs more in 2016. He only swiped 12 bags in 2015 and hasn't attempted a stolen base this regular season. Without that speed, his power numbers will have to increase significantly if he has any hope to regain his status as a top-tier fantasy second baseman.
Apr 13 - 10:48 PM

Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis are candidates to hit leadoff this season.

Kipnis spent most of last year batting leadoff but could be moved back to No. 3 while Michael Brantley recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. Lindor and Davis both offer the speed teams look for in leadoff men, though Lindor had a much higher on base percentage last year (.353 compared to only .306 for Davis). Ultimately, we'd expect Kipnis to return to his usual leadoff post when Brantley returns from injury.
Feb 17 - 1:12 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's simply getting the day off. Jose Ramirez is at second base in Kipnis' place.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Kipnis' double off Wade Davis in the ninth inning was just the second hit of the game for the Tribe. It would be their only extra-base knock in the contest. After a troubled, injury-plagued 2014, he's managed to stay (mostly) healthy in slashing to a .302/.373/.449 batting line with nine homers, 51 RBI and 11 steals as the current campaign nears its end.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Friday.

It appears to be a routine day off. Jose Ramirez is at second base in Kipnis' place.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Austin Adams
9Ryan Merritt