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Jason Kipnis | Second Baseman | #22

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Indians manager Terry Francona said Jason Kipnis (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.
Kipnis ran the bases without issue on Tuesday and will probably add fielding practice to the docket on Wednesday. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since July 9 because of a right hamstring strain. He's due back around the first week of August. Jul 25 - 6:01 PM

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Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Kipnis sustained the injury while running out a ground ball on Saturday. He's expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks, so a return before the end of July isn't a certainty.
Jul 9 - 5:18 PM

Indians bench coach Brad Mills confirmed after Saturday's game that Jason Kipnis strained his right hamstring Saturday.

Kipnis suffered the injury while running out a grounder. It's unclear at this point whether the malady might cause the second baseman to make a trip to the disabled list, but he certainly won't be in the lineup Sunday.
Jul 9 - 10:47 AM

Jason Kipnis left Saturday's game against the Tigers with an apparent right leg injury.

Kipnis came up limping after running out a ground ball in the third inning. Erik Gonzalez replaced him at second base to begin the fourth. Kipnis went 1-for-2 with a double before his departure. He could be dealing with a hamstring injury. We'll let you know when the Indians update his status.
Jul 8 - 8:53 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 with two walks, two doubles and three runs scored in Friday's win over the Tigers.

Kipnis served as catalyst for an Indians offense that scored 11 runs for the second night in a row. The three runs were more than he'd scored in his previous six starts combined, as Kipnis was mired in a 2-for-23 slump. It's been tough going for the 30-year-old this year -- through Friday, he's hitting .230/.290/.397 -- and a few days off for the All-Star break could be a good thing for Kipnis heading into the second half.
Jul 7 - 11:38 PM

Jason Kipnis (neck) is back in the Indians' starting lineup on Thursday against the Padres.

Kipnis sat out Wednesday's game with some mild neck stiffness. He is starting at second base and batting leadoff Thursday versus San Diego right-hander Dinelson Lamet.
Jul 6 - 3:23 PM

Jason Kipnis (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

With Kipness working through neck stiffness, Erik Gonzalez will play second base. Gonzalez is hitting ninth in the game. Consider Kipnis day-to-day moving forward.
Jul 5 - 5:08 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

He also worked a walk and scored the Tribe's first two runs of the contest. It's been a bit of a down year for the veteran second baseman. He owns a weak .239 batting average with eight home runs and 25 RBI. He's chipped in five stolen bases. If history is any guide, his owners might expect an uptick in performance in the second half of the season.
Jun 29 - 1:22 AM

Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 with a walk in Friday’s loss to the Twins.

Kipnis was back in the leadoff spot on Friday while Francisco Lindor was moved to the No. 3 spot. The 30-year-old has shown some signs of life recently, but he’s still sporting a .695 OPS on the year. This comes after he posted an .817 OPS from 2015-2016. It’s easy to expect his BABIP to return to his career norm, but he’s hitting fewer line drives and more infield pop-ups this season.
Jun 23 - 10:55 PM

Jason Kipnis chipped in with three hits Saturday as the Indians defeated the Twins in the first game of a day/night doubleheader.

Game 2 will begin at 8:10 ET. The Indians had a field day against Adam Wilk, pounding the overmatched left-hander for eight hits and six runs in only 3 1/3 innings. Kipnis had a busy afternoon, collecting two doubles, a single and a sacrifice bunt. He was also caught stealing at second base. Kipnis has been a disappointment this year but has shown signs of life by slapping four doubles over his last three games.
Jun 17 - 6:33 PM

Jason Kipnis (neck) is in the Indians' starting lineup Friday night against the Twins.

Kipnis missed two games with neck spasms. He is starting at second base and batting leadoff for the Indians on Friday at Target Field.
Jun 16 - 5:01 PM

Jason Kipnis (neck) is out of the Indians' starting lineup again on Thursday.

Kipnis was a late scratch Wednesday due to neck spasms and apparently still has some discomfort. Erik Gonzalez will start at second base and bat ninth Thursday afternoon against Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill.
Jun 15 - 9:53 AM

Jason Kipnis has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to neck spasms.

With Kipnis sitting, Erik Gonzalez draws the start at second base. In addition, Bradley Zimmer has been bumped up in the lineup from ninth and will now hit leadoff against the Dodgers.
Jun 14 - 5:56 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a simple day off. Erik Gonzalez is at second base and Daniel Robertson is in the leadoff spot.
Jun 11 - 10:26 AM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Kipnis hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, then came through in considerably more impressive fashion with a solo home run in the sixth inning. His overall triple-slash of .232/.280/.417 is underwhelming, but we expect him to heat up along with the weather after getting a late start to the campaign due to a bout of shoulder inflammation.
Jun 4 - 7:22 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Austin Jackson
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Shawn Armstrong