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Kipnis (finger) may miss the Indians' first three-to-four Cactus League games, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.

A weight room mishap -- he dropped a 45-pound weight on his left ring finger -- necessitated surgery in December, but Kipnis is reportedly progressing well. He is expected to resume hitting on the field soon and if he indeed missed just a few exhibitions, Kipnis should have plenty of time to gear up for Opening Day.

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Kipnis (finger) is expected to resume hitting on the field within the first week of spring training, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.While Kipnis is currently unrestricted in his defensive work and throwing, he remains limited to front-toss cage hitting after underoing surgery on his left ring finger in mid-December. The Indians don't seem to have any concerns about Kipnis' availability for Opening Day, however, as the 27-year-old is expected to be ready for live action shortly after Cactus League games begin.

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Kipnis (finger) is expected to be cleared to start gripping the bat and swinging in early February, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Kipnis recently had the pin removed from his left ring finger, which he injured during an offseason workout. All indications are that Kipnis will be ready for Opening Day, but considering where he's at in his recovery, it seems possible he could be limited a bit at the start of spring training. Oblique and hamstring issues cost the 27-year-old time last season.

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Kipnis underwent surgery on his left ring finger Tuesday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Kipnis injured the finger during a workout but should be 100 percent by the time the 2015 regular season begins. He had issues staying on the field last season, playing in only 129 games due in large part to oblique and hamstring issues. Kipnis hit just .240 with 41 RBI after posting a .284 average with 84 RBI and 17 home runs in 2013.

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Kipnis will not play in Sunday's season finale, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

Kipnis' playing time has been limited of late due to lingering soreness in his hamstring, so manager Terry Francona decided to hold him both Saturday and Sunday for precautionary reasons. The hamstring injury will almost certainly not carry over to next season, but fantasy owners will be hoping Kipnis can do a better job staying on the field, as he was limited to just 129 games during the 2014 campaign.

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Kipnis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

Kipnis has been starting every other day for the last week, and that trend will continue, as he will sit out Saturday after starting Friday's game. If the pattern holds, Kipnis should be in the lineup for Sunday's season finale, though nothing is official yet.

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Kipnis is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

Kipnis has been dealing with a sore hamstring that kept him out of the lineup for most of the past week. He returned Tuesday going 0-for-3, but Mike Aviles will hold down second base duties Wednesday.

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Kipnis (hamstring) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.

Kipnis has been in-and-out of the lineup the last couple days due to lingering hamstring soreness, but he will give it a go Tuesday night. He will not have to worry about playing defense however, as he will serve as the designated hitter, and hit sixth.

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Kipnis is still dealing with a sore hamstring and won't play Monday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

Kipnis has sat out three of the last five games with this hamstring issue, and it looks like the Indians are going to continue to take a cautious approach over the final week. It's been a down year for Kipnis, but injuries may have played a significant part in that, so he could be a good bounce-back candidate in 2015.

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Kipnis is not in Monday's lineup.

After a disappointing first half (.255, three home runs, 13 steals), Kipnis has had an even worse second half (.230, three home runs, nine steals in 10 fewer games). It will be interesting to see how Kipnis is valued heading into the 2015 season, but there's a chance he could be a nice bounce-back candidate if people react heavily to his lack of production this season. Mike Aviles will start at second base Monday as Kipnis gets a day off.