Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
6 days ago

Kipnis is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis just returned from a neck injury Friday, so the Indians will refrain from sending him out in back-to-back games until he is completely over the ailment. Jose Ramirez will slide over to second base in his place, opening up a spot for the recently recalled Giovanny Urshela to start at the hot corner.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
1 week ago

Kipnis (neck) is back in the lineup Friday and will bat leadoff against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Neck spasms had kept Kipnis out for each of the past two games, but the time off has clearly helped alleviate the issue as he'll be back in his usual spot atop the order for Friday's series opener. Kipnis is hitting .275/.330/.559 with all seven home runs when batting out of the leadoff spot this season.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
1 week ago

Kipnis (neck) is not in the Indians' lineup Thursday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Neck spams/stiffness made the second baseman a last-minute scratch Wednesday, and the issue still plagues him. Kipnis could return in the coming days, but for now, Erik Gonzalez mans the keystone and bats ninth.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
1 week ago

Kipnis is no longer in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers due to neck spasms, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis will be replaced at second base by Erik Gonzalez, while Bradley Zimmer take over atop the order. His condition should be updated once more is known, but he should be considered day-to-day for now.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
2 weeks ago

Kipnis is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Francona will go with a right-handed heavy lineup to counter White Sox southpaw Jose Quintana, so lefty hitters Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall and Bradley Zimmer will all hit the bench. The day off could prove beneficial for Kipnis, who had hit .208/.283/.434 while starting each of the past 14 games.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
3 weeks ago

Kipnis went 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBI in Sunday's win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis clubbed his seventh long ball of the season, taking a 3-1 fastball from Chris Young over the right-center field wall in the sixth inning. Kipnis also added an sacrifice fly in the fourth. He has been an excellent run producer at the top of the Cleveland lineup over the past four weeks. He has all of his seven home runs and 19 of his 22 RBI in his last 23 games. He is an excellent all-around option at second base.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
4 weeks ago

Kipnis went 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs during Sunday's win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

The second baseman has gone 20-for-57 (.351 batting average) with nine extra-base hits, 13 RBI, eight runs and a 1.078 OPS through 13 games over the past two weeks. He's settled in as the leadoff hitter, and Kipnis is proving that he's fully past the shoulder injury that cost him the first 16 games of the season.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
1 month ago

Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-3 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The second baseman went 19 games without a homer to begin his campaign after starting the season on the DL with shoulder issues, but Kipnis has now hit three in his last five games. His current .215/.245/.355 slash line is still poor, but it could rise quickly now that he seems to have found his stroke again at the plate.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
1 month ago

Kipnis went 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI during Sunday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

If there were any questions that the shoulder injury that kept Kipnis out of action to start the season was still impacting his hitting, the veteran second baseman silenced them Sunday. His current .197/.215/.303 slash line highlights the struggles he had following his activation from the disabled list April 21. However, considering his track record and the talent surrounding him in the Cleveland lineup, Sunday's big game could be the beginning of a nice run from Kipnis.

Jason Kipnis
2B CLE
1 month ago

Kipnis will lead off for the Indians and man second base in Sunday's game against the Twins, Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty-hitting Kipnis has enjoyed far more success against opposite-handed pitching throughout his career, but he's put together some quality at-bats in his previous matchups with Twins southpaw Hector Santiago, who will take the mound Sunday. Kipnis has gone 9-for-26 with a homer and four walks in 30 plate appearances against Santiago, so manager Terry Francona will attempt to take advantage of that matchup by moving Kipnis up in the order. Carlos Santana will drop down to the No. 5 spot as a result.