Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and three RBI against the Brewers on Wednesday.

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Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

The Cleveland Indians activated second baseman Jason Kipnis from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after recovering from a shoulder injury, according to the team's official website. Kipnis spent just over the minimum 15 days on the disabled list, but he is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox, as Indians manager Terry Francona told Fox Sports 1 on Monday that Kipnis is still not healthy enough to play in the field. "The medical staff, I think, would like to see him throw to bases first, just to make sure he's fine," Francona said "I think Kip's kind of champing at the bit, which I don't blame him. We'll get it figured out." Kipnis has tallied a .401 on-base percentage in 101 games, which is the best mark in the American League among qualified hitters this season.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 1 month ago

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a sore right shoulder, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Kipnis was limited to designated hitter duties over the weekend because of the issue, which is not improving as expected, and he will be out until at least Aug. 17. "He went and got the shoulder scanned (MRI) this morning," Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday. "We'll talk to Shick (head team physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz) and the trainers. We'll put our heads together and see what we want to do about it. It could be a DL, but we'll see. We want to put our heads together on this. We want to do what's right and we want to give him some time to digest it." Mike Aviles is expected to fill in at second base, and Jose Ramirez was recalled from the minor leagues Monday to provide infield depth.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 1 month ago

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had an MRI on his injured right shoulder Sunday, and he could be placed on the 15-day disabled list, according to MLB.com. Kipnis was held out of the lineup Sunday against the Oakland A's after back-to-back starts at DH, and it was later revealed that the shoulder issue was holding him back. Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Saturday that the issue was not serious and that he expected Kipnis to be back in the field Sunday. "His throwing shoulder is just a little bit sore," Francona said. "I don't think it's anything we need to worry about, but I just would rather stay out ahead of it. It doesn't hurt him one lick hitting." Kipnis is one of the best offensive second basemen in baseball, as he is hitting .326 with six home runs, 66 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 101 games this season.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 1 month ago

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is in the lineup Sunday against the Chicago White Sox after being held out Saturday due to neck soreness, according to the team's official website. Kipnis is batting just .240 this month and is 0-for-3 against Sunday's opposing starter Carlos Rodon.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 1 month ago

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox because of a neck injury, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The issue has been identified as a sore neck and is not expected to cost Kipnis any additional time.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Kipnis hit his sixth home run in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay, a solo shot, in a 1-for-5 game.

Kipnis has been doing just about everything this year other than socking home runs, as Tuesday's was his first in June and his first in 112 at-bats. Kipnis leads the league in doubles with 25 and has a career high in slugging percentage at .515. If he can turn some of those doubles into home runs in the second half, his value will only go higher. He has the power to do it -- he hit 17 home runs in 2013 and at 28 should be at the peak of his power ability.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 3 months ago

Kipnis is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Kipnis owns a respectable .333 batting average on the year, but that number dips 80 points to .253 when a left-handed pitcher is on the mound. With southpaw J.A. Happ set to take the hill for the opposing Mariners in an early game, the timing seemed right for manager Terry Francona to award his second baseman with his first day off of the season. Mike Aviles will lead off for The Tribe, while Zach Walters will be called upon to man second base.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 3 months ago

Kipnis reached base in all four of his plate appearances Saturday, going 1-for-1 with three walks, a run scored, and his eighth stolen base of the season.

Last year's weak performance continues to look like nothing more than a bad dream for Kipnis, and he's now slashing .332/.411/.507 through 55 games this season, numbers which would be career bests in all three categories if he can keep them up.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 3 months ago

Kipnis went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Wednesday against Texas.

The barrage continues. Kipnis has hit in seven straight games and is 46-for-103 (.447) with four homers, 14 RBI, 28 runs and three steals.