Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 3 Days

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 14 Days

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 16 Days

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 1 Month

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 2 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 2 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.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 Months

Jason Kipnis (oblique) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

He had been in line to return Monday, but the Indians have decided to have him play one more rehab game at Triple-A Columbus. Kipnis had a three-run homer Saturday in his second rehab contest. The second baseman has been on the shelf since April 30 because of a right oblique strain.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 Months

Jason Kinpis (oblique) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Columbus.

If all goes smoothly, the second baseman will be activated from the disabled list Monday (May 26) for the Indians' series-opener against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Kipnis has been on the shelf since April 30 because of a right oblique strain.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 Months

Jason Kipnis (oblique) hopes to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Kipnis has advanced from tee work to hitting live pitching in the batting cage and also did some fielding drills and sprinting on Monday. "There's a plan. It's not set in stone yet," Kipnis said. "We still have some hoops to jump through. If those go well, hopefully we can do rehab games by the end of the week. That's the idea, but we still have to crank it up in terms of the amount of swings, the intensity of swings, grounders, throws."

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 Months

Jason Kipnis (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

Kipnis began hitting off a tee earlier this week and should be cleared for batting practice soon. The second baseman is tracking towards a return before the endof the month. He's been on the shelf with an oblique strain since late April.