Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 47 Mins

Kipnis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

With the season winding down for the Indians, manager Terry Francona will find a day of rest for Kipnis, who has played on a near-everyday basis since returning from an oblique injury in May. Considering his lofty average draft position in the spring, Kipnis' season has been a major disappointment, as his numbers across the board are well below the levels of last season. At 27 years old, it's still within his capacity to turn things around, and he could be had at a relative bargain price entering the 2015 season.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 12 Days

Kipnis is out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox.

This looks like nothing more than a routine day off for Kipnis, his first since July 27. Zach Walters will take over at second base with Yan Gomes moving up to the five-hole in the batting order. Kipnis has hit safely in 16 of his last 19 games, but he notched just three extra-base hits (all doubles) over that span.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 1 Month

Kipnis knocked in the Indians' only run Sunday against the Orioles with an RBI single, his only hit in the game.

Kipnis's overall numbers remain disappointing, however. He's hitting .247/.322/.350 with six homers and 17 stolen bases. His oblique injury earlier this season took at-bats away from him, but it also robbed him of some of his power upon his return.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 1 Month

Kipnis set the table quite well Sunday for the Indians, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot.

Kipnis's power has really dropped off this season - a double Sunday gave him just 26 extra-base hits on the season. Perhaps he's better in this role than where he was slotted to begin the season.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 Months

Jason Kipnis acknowledged Monday that his right oblique muscle is still an issue and will likely linger for the rest of the season.

Kipnis missed about a month after straining his right oblique muscle in late April and he's still trying to make adjustments to his swing in order to get comfortable. "I wouldn't use the word progress, I'd use the word adjustment," said Kipnis. "As far as the oblique goes, it's going to be there all year. It's not going to go away until the offseason. What I can do is find a swing that works for me. I thought we may have found something coming out of Detroit. It was a step in the right direction and we're going to keep making adjustments day to day and pitch to pitch and see how it goes." Kipnis was named the American League Player of the week on Monday after he went 5-for-15 (.333) with two homers and six RBI during a four-game series against the Tigers, but those looking for a big second half might end up disappointed.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 Months

Jason Kipnis singled three times, walked, and stole two bases in five plate appearances as the Indians enjoyed a come-from-behind victory over the Yankees on Thursday.

Kipnis now has back-to-back-to-back multi-hit games and six in nine July games. He has also stolen five bases in his last three games. The power still hasn't shown up for him yet the way it did last season, however, as he has a mediocre .262/.335/.361 slash line with three home runs, 23 RBI, and 13 stolen bases.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 Months

Jason Kipnis singled twice in four at-bats, stole two bases, and scored a run as the Indians defeated the Yankees on Tuesday.

Kipnis now has four multi-hit games out of seven in July, but he has essentially been a singles machine, logging only one extra-base hit in his last 10 games. The pair of stolen bases gives him 10 on the season in 11 attempts, and he's slashing .253/.327/.357 with three home runs and 23 RBI.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 3 Months

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

With two outs in the eighth inning, Kipnis connected with a Jason Vargas pitch to bring in the first two Indians runs of the game after their 17-run outburst the previous night. Kipnis came around to score on a Carlos Santana single, his seventh run scored in his last six games. The second baseman is 11-for-34 (.324) with six RBI in his current eight-game hitting streak, raising his overall line to .250/.350/.364.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 4 Months

Indians activated 2B Jason Kipnis from the disabled list.

Kipnis wound up missing close to four weeks with a strained right oblique. He was off to a sluggish start before the injury but is capable of picking it up in a hurry. Plug him back into fantasy lineups immediately.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 4 Months

Jason Kipnis (oblique) is not expected to return to the Indians' starting lineup until Wednesday.

Kipnis could be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, but the Indians want to give him a day of rest after he plays in his final minor league rehab game Monday. The star second baseman has been on the disabled list since April 30 with a right oblique strain. Mike Aviles has played well in Kipnis' absence.