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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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Kipnis (hamstring), who was held out of Wednesday's game with the same ailment, left Thursday's game after seven innings with a sore hamstring, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Kipnis is obviously batting some hamstring issues right now as the Indians try to claw their way back into a playoff spot. Consider him day-to-day for now but realize he's likely not going to be at full strength for the last week of the season.

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Kipnis (legs) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Astros, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Kipnis sat Wednesday to combat sore legs and what was described as "typical September fatigue," but he'll return Thursday to take on right-hander Scott Feldman. The 27-year-old Kipnis could always require additional maintenance over the final week, but it's nothing to worry about heading into the offseason.

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Kipnis was held out of the lineup Wednesday due to leg soreness and fatigue, MLB.com reports.

Kipnis has been a regular fixture in the Indians' lineup despite some offensive struggles but hopefully the day off will be enough to get him back in there for the rest of the way.

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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.

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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.