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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 went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Angels.
Kipnis' RBI single was part of a three-run seventh inning by the Indians. He's up to 143 hits for the season after logging just 120 during an injury-plagued 2014. Now that he's healthy, his numbers are stellar across the board and include a .324/.399/.478 triple-slash, seven homers, 45 RBI, 73 runs scored and 11 steals. Aug 28 - 10:10 PM

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Jason Kipnis hit a two-run double and a solo home run in five trips to the plate as the Indians took down the Brewers on Wednesday.

Kipnis gave the Indians a 3-1 lead with a two-run double in the second inning. Three runs scored on the hit, but one was allowed in on a fielding error, so Kipnis was credited with only two RBI. The All-Star second baseman then made it a 6-2 game in the eighth inning with a solo shot off of reliever Will Smith. Kipnis has back-to-back multi-hit games, boosting his batting line to .325/.400/.481 with seven home runs, 44 RBI, and 72 runs scored.
Aug 26 - 11:08 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Kipnis had an RBI double in the second before adding a run-scoring single in the fifth. The big game was needed for the 28-year-old, who had just five hits in his previous 23 at-bats since returning from the disabled list. Kipnis is hitting .324/.400/.472 with 41 RBI and 71 runs scored overall.
Aug 25 - 10:57 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Mike Aviles is at second base with Kipnis on the bench.
Aug 23 - 12:01 PM

Indians activated 2B Jason Kipnis from the 15-day disabled list.

Kipnis was out for 16 days with inflammation in his right shoulder. The second baseman returns Tuesday to a .326/.401/.477 season slash line and should remain a hugely productive fantasy commodity down the stretch.
Aug 18 - 4:26 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that Jason Kipnis (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list no later than Wednesday.

He could be back on Tuesday, depending on whether Michael Brantley (shoulder) needs another day in the designated hitter spot. Kipnis has missed the last two weeks of action with a sore right shoulder but has been throwing the last few days without any issues.
Aug 17 - 5:14 PM

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

He had been slated to return on Monday, but with Michael Brantley (shoulder) likely limited to designated hitter duties that day, the Indians will push Kipnis back a day. The second baseman has missed the last two weeks of action with a sore right shoulder but has been throwing the last few days without any issues.
Aug 16 - 12:58 PM

Jason Kipnis (shoulder) completed about 50 throws from 60 to 75 feet on Thursday.

It's the first time he's done any throwing since landing on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Kipnis will throw again on Friday and Saturday. "It felt really good," Kipnis said. "I haven't thrown pain-free like that in a long time." The second baseman will join the Indians this weekend in Minnesota and could be activated from the disabled list on Monday, the first day he's eligible. "I haven't talked to them, so I don't know what the plan is," Kipnis said, "but it can't be much longer than that."
Aug 14 - 9:37 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Jason Kipnis (shoulder) could be ready to return to the active roster early next week in Boston.

Kipnis is beginning to make progress in his recovery from right shoulder inflammation after a week-long shutdown period. The second baseman has been on the shelf since August 2. Jose Ramirez is doing the majority of the filling in at the keystone for Cleveland.
Aug 11 - 4:34 PM

Jason Kipnis (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.

Kipnis was placed on the disabled list a week ago with right shoulder inflammation. The Indians said at the time that they expected him to miss 2-3 weeks of action, although it seemed like a loose timetable. Obviously more will be known about a potential return date once he's throwing again.
Aug 9 - 9:27 AM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Jason Kipnis (shoulder) is expected to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks.

Kipnis tried to battle through a sore right shoulder for a few days, but the Indians finally placed him on the disabled list Monday. He doesn't have any structural damage, but it's an ailment that's bothered Kipnis off and on for a good chunk of the season. Mike Aviles is likely to receive the bulk of the playing time at second base while Kipnis is out.
Aug 3 - 7:46 PM

Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 2, with right shoulder inflammation.

Kipnis tried playing through the ailment for a few days, receiving starts in the designated hitter spot, but the club has decided it's best to go ahead and shut him down for a while. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Jose Ramirez has taken his spot on the roster and should see some time at second base along with Mike Aviles while Kipnis is sidelined.
Aug 3 - 6:32 PM

The Indians are considering placing Jason Kipnis (shoulder) on the disabled list.

Kipnis is not playing Sunday after being limited to designated hitter duty of late because of soreness in his right shoulder. The results of an MRI he had Sunday haven't been revealed, but it's evidently bad enough that the club thinks the second baseman could need at least a couple weeks off. Manager Terry Francona said he would talk things over with the medical staff and general manager Chris Antonetti before a decision is made.
Aug 2 - 2:08 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday due to soreness in his right shoulder.

The shoulder has limited Kipnis to designated hitter duty of late and now he's out of the lineup altogether. He had the shoulder examined and the Indians are expected to provide more on his status shortly. Carlos Santana is the DH Sunday, with Jerry Sands covering first base.
Aug 2 - 1:25 PM

Jason Kipnis will DH Saturday against the Athletics because of a sore right shoulder.

Kipnis was also the DH for Friday's game. The injury doesn't sound serious but it's something to keep an eye on. Utility man Mike Aviles is starting at second base for the Tribe on Saturday.
Aug 1 - 9:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
2Chris Johnson
LF1Michael Brantley
2Zach Walters
CF1Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Jerry Sands
DH1Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6T.J. House
7Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Ryan Webb
6Jeff Manship
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone
9Shawn Armstrong