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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.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 5 Months

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.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 5 Months

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.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 5 Months

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.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 5 Months

Kipnis (hamstring) went 2-for-5 with a double in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Kipnis was lifted for a pinch-runner in the ninth inning, so watch out Monday to make sure that was just a precaution and not an aggravation of the hamstring injury.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 5 Months

Kipnis (hamstring) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

Kipnis sat out the last two games with the sore hamstring, but he will give it a go Sunday. Manager Terry Francona will ease him back into action, as Kipnis will serve as the designated hitter in Sunday's contest.

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Kipnis (hamstring) is still considered day-to-day, and could be available off the bench Saturday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

Kipnis also hasn't been ruled out for Sunday. He has missed three of the past four games because of the injury, but the strain appears to be minor enough to not keep him out for an extended period of time. He should return to the lineup in the next few days assuming he doesn't suffer a setback of any kind.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 6 Months

Kipnis (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Manager Terry Francona was hoping to have Kipnis back Saturday, but apparently the team still has some reservations about the health of his injured hamstring. A return for Sunday's finale seems entirely possible, however, with Francona saying, "I think when you say 'day-to-day,' we really are legitimately day-to-day."

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 6 Months

The Indians are hopeful that Kipnis (hamstring) will be able to return to the lineup Saturday, MLB.com reports. "He showed up and actually exhibited pretty good strength," manager Terry Francona said prior to Friday's game. "He's sore enough where we're not going to play him today. We would see about tomorrow, but I think we're more in that range, as opposed to four or five days. I think when you say 'day to day,' we really are legitimately day to day."

You can be sure the Indians are going to insert Kipnis back into the lineup as soon as possible as they fight for a playoff spot. He may not be running much in the last week of the season given his balky hamstring however.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 6 Months

Kipnis (hamstring) is out of the Indians' lineup Friday against the Twins, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Kipnis' leg soreness was initially described as "typical September fatigue," but he made it just seven innings Thursday before his hamstring started barking again. At this point, it doesn't seem like a major concern heading into the offseason, but the ailment may very well limit him over the final week of the season.