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Jason Kipnis | Second Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Jason Kipnis (neck) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Sunday in his return to the Indians' lineup.
Kipnis was held out of action on Saturday due to some mild stiffness in his neck. It obviously isn't a big deal. The second baseman is slashing .321/.397/.476 in what has otherwise been a frustrating year for Cleveland. Jul 27 - 8:54 AM

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Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Saturday night because of a stiff neck.

One day off should do the trick for Kipnis. Mike Aviles will start at second base and bat leadoff as the Indians do battle with White Sox left-hander Chris Sale.
Jul 25 - 6:20 PM

Jason Kipnis hit his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Kipnis hit the solo homer in the third inning to get the scoring started. He finished 1-for-5 in the game. The second baseman may lag behind Omar Infante in popularity, but he's having a terrific season at the plate. Kipnis is now hitting .346/.421/.515 with 33 RBI and 52 runs scored on the year.
Jun 30 - 10:03 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored to help the Indians take down the Rays on Monday.

Kipnis scored the Indians' first run in the first inning, then knocked in their second run in the second inning. He scored again in the ninth in a wild pitch to add some insurance. Kipnis should be headed to the All-Star game with his .348/.424/.510 triple-slash line, league-leading 25 doubles, five home runs, 32 RBI, 51 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases.
Jun 29 - 10:09 PM

Jason Kipnis went 4-for-5 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

The Indians weren't able to get much going against David Price, but Kipnis stayed hot in extending his hitting streak to 18 games. He now sports a .354/.428/.523 batting line in what has been a monster bounce-back season to this point.
Jun 23 - 10:50 PM

Jason Kipnis extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a 2-for-5, two RBI night in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

Kipnis knocked in a pair of runs with a double in the fourth inning, which extended his hitting streak to 17 games. He's having an MVP-caliber season, batting .346/.422/.511 five home runs, 30 RBI, 47 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases.
Jun 22 - 11:04 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

The double was Kipnis' 21st of the season. He was one of only two Indian players to record more than one hit in the game. After an injury-plagued 2014, Kipnis has bounced back nicely to slash .345/.422/.511 with five homers and 28 RBI this season.
Jun 20 - 10:43 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 and scored the Indians' lone run of the game Friday against the Rays.

Kipnis extended his hitting streak to 14 games in the loss. His batting average now sits at .341 on the year.
Jun 19 - 10:50 PM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 but had two stolen bases and three runs scored against the Cubs on Tuesday.

The line isn't overly impressive, but Kipnis made the most of it when he got on base. The stolen bases give him 10 steals on the year, and he's now scored 44 runs to rank fourth in the American League in the category. A 12-game hitting streak has Kipnis' overall line at .333/.409/.500.
Jun 16 - 11:43 PM

Jason Kipnis is getting a day off on Thursday.

Mike Aviles will lead off and Zach Walters will fill in at second base in Thursday's series finale against the Mariners. Kipnis has been one of the most productive players in baseball this season, boasting a .333/.410/.511 slash line in 275 plate appearances.
Jun 11 - 9:32 AM

Jason Kipnis singled once and doubled twice in five at-bats, but the Indians dropped Sunday's series finale to the Orioles.

Kipnis only came around to score once, in the bottom of the ninth after hitting a one-out double. The 28-year-old had a tough 2014 campaign, but has returned better than ever in 2015, batting .338/.414/.518 with five home runs, 27 RBI, 41 runs scored, and eight stolen bases.
Jun 7 - 4:53 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk Friday against the Reds.

Another huge night for Kipnis. He's now hitting .463 this month, with 12 multi-hit games. After finishing April with a .218 batting average, he now sits among the league leaders with a .337 batting average.
May 22 - 10:47 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Kipnis tripled in the game, his third triple of the year. The second baseman has enjoyed a blazing hot May that has helped him raise his overall line to .338/.404/.510. He's currently fourth in the American League in batting average and sixth in the AL with 27 runs scored.
May 19 - 11:47 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-6 with a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning of Saturday's 10-8 win over the Rangers.

The Indians entered the ninth inning down 8-7, but managed a big rally. After Jose Ramirez hit into a fielder's choice to tie the game at 8-8, Kipnis launched a two-run homer off of Neftali Feliz, who now has three blown saves on the season. The dramatic homer was just the continuation of a great season by Kipnis, who is hitting a stellar .340/.400/.510 with four homers, 17 RBI, 24 runs scored and five steals.
May 17 - 12:13 AM

Jason Kipnis was 4-for-5 with three runs scored against the Rangers on Friday.

Kipnis remains red-hot. The 28-year-old hit just .218 in April, but he's hitting an incredible .518 (28-for-54) through 13 games this month. His season batting average is all the way up to .333 now. Batting leadoff appears to agree with him.
May 16 - 12:39 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Hagadone
5Zach McAllister
6Ryan Webb
7Josh Tomlin
8Jeff Manship