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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Team Israel has been in contact with Jason Kipnis about him representing their country in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Kipnis has yet to make a decision on his participation. While he has previously identified himself as a Roman Catholic, his father is Jewish which provides him the opportunity to play for Team Israel should he choose to. Jan 20 - 7:31 PM

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Jason Kipnis finished 3-for-5 with a homer in the Indians' World Series Game 6 loss to the Cubs.

Kipnis recorded the first hit of the night for the Indians in the bottom of the fourth with a double off Jake Arrieta and then scored moments later on an RBI single from Mike Napoli. Kipnis then slugged a solo shot off Arrieta in the bottom of the fifth and added a single off Mike Montgomery in the bottom of the seventh, but the game had pretty much been decided by then. Cleveland will need something similar from its star second baseman in Game 7 on Wednesday. Kipnis also had a three-hit night in Game 4.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:57:00 PM

Jason Kipnis supplied three hits including a three-run homer Saturday in the Indians' win over the Cubs in Game 4 of the World Series.

Kipnis has struggled throughout the postseason while playing through a badly sprained ankle, but Saturday he could do no wrong. The Illinois native finished a triple shy of the cycle and put the game away in the seventh inning with a towering three-run shot off Travis Wood. The home run was Kipnis’ third of the postseason. The Indians are now on the verge of winning their first World Series since 1948. They’ll try to clinch with Trevor Bauer on the mound Sunday at Wrigley Field.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Jason Kipnis put an end to Jake Arrieta's no-hitter bid in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of the World Series, notching a one-out double in the sixth inning.

Kipnis capitalized on an Arrieta breaker that did not truly break, swatting it up the middle and immediately pushing for extra bases. His aggressiveness paid off in the form of a double and he would ultimately come around to score on a wild pitch one out later. That two-bagger turned out to be the Indians' only extra-base hit of the evening. For his part, Kipnis is now 6-for-36 (.166) with a homer and four RBI this postseason.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 11:17:00 PM

Indians bench coach Brad Mills told MLB Network on Tuesday that Jason Kipnis' left ankle is "fine."

Kipnis suffered a low ankle sprain while celebrating the final out of the ALCS, but he participated in a normal team workout on Monday and looked spry during pregame drills on Tuesday evening at Progressive Field. Kipnis is starting at second base and batting second in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 04:49:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona announced Sunday that Jason Kipnis (ankle) is expected to be fine for Game 1 of the World Series.

Kipnis is dealing with a minor low ankle sprain, but it doesn't sound serious enough to keep him out of the Tribe's lineup in the World Series. He admitted to suffering the injury while jumping around with teammate Francisco Lindor to celebrate the club's pennant-clinching victory over the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS. Kipnis slashed just .053/.100/.211 with one homer and one RBI in 20 plate appearances in the ALCS.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Jason Kipnis finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's ALCS Game 4 loss to the Blue Jays.

Kipnis hit a big go-ahead homer in Monday night's Game 3 win, but he was held in check Tuesday by Aaron Sanchez and the Toronto bullpen. That solo homer remains his only hit in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Kipnis is batting .192 overall in these playoffs.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:15:00 PM

Jason Kipnis smashed a go-ahead solo home run in the sixth inning of Monday's win over the Blue Jays.

Kipnis was hitless in his first 10 ALCS at-bats and in his last 14 postseason at-bats before depositing a Marcus Stroman offering well over the right field wall. The Indians added another run in the sixth on a Jose Ramirez RBI single and their bullpen made the two-run lead hold up. Cleveland is now one win away from the World Series despite having scored just eight runs in the ALCS so far.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 11:53:00 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI as the Indians defeated the Red Sox 5-4 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.

Kipnis slugged one of three solo homers for the Indians against Rick Porcello in the third inning. Roberto Perez and Francisco Lindor also went deep in the frame. Red Sox manager John Farrell brought in Drew Pomeranz with one on and one out in the fifth, but Kipnis delivered with an RBI single. It ended up being the difference in the ballgame.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Jason Kipnis is getting the day off Thursday.

Indians manager Terry Francona is continuing to find rest for his regulars with the American League Central all wrapped up. Carlos Santana will also sit Thursday. Michael Martinez is at second base and batting ninth versus Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers.

Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez, and Francisco Lindor will also sit after the Indians clinched the American League Central on Monday night. Tigers ace Justin Verlander should dominate this particular Cleveland lineup.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 04:02:00 PM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

Kipnis hit a solo homer in the first inning off Royals lefty Jason Vargas. The homer was his 23rd of the season, giving him 80 RBI and 88 runs scored, a career best for Kipnis. The second baseman is batting .279/.345/.475 with 14 steals to boot.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and scored the game's only run in the 10th inning of an Indians 1-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Kipnis had a single and a double during regulation, but he reached on a forceout in the 10th inning and advanced on a wild pitch. He then made arguably the biggest play of the game, stealing third base, which set up Jose Ramirez' walk-off single three batters later. Kipnis is enjoying a strong season at the dish, batting .280/.347/.473 with 22 home runs, 78 RBI, 85 runs scored and 13 steals overall.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 08:47:00 PM

Jason Kipnis is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's simple getting a day off. Michael Martinez is at second base, while Jose Ramirez has moved up to the No. 2 spot in the lineup.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Kipnis took Marlins starter Jose Fernandez deep for the two-run blast in the first inning. The 29-year-old now has 22 homers, 74 RBI and 80 runs scored through 131 games. As it stands, his .832 OPS would be the best of his career in a full season, and his .285 batting average would be second-best after his 2015 season.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 10:34:00 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
4Guillermo Quiroz
5Erik Kratz
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Chris Colabello
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
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S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
7Ryan Merritt
8Cody Anderson
9Travis Banwart
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Hoby Milner
8Carlos Frias
9Nick Goody
10Kyle Crockett
11Joseph Colon
12Adam Plutko
13Perci Garner
14Shawn Armstrong