Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Kipnis went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Thursday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

After missing nearly a month with a hamstring injury, Kipnis has shown a little life at the dish with three extra-base hits through eight games since being activated from the disabled list. Multiple injuries have limited him to just 362 plate appearances, in what's been a disappointing fantasy campaign for the typical standout. After all, Kipnis sports an underwhelming .232/.286/.415 slash line with just 12 homers, 35 RBI, five stolen bases and 40 runs.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis is still within a week of returning to action, so manager Terry Francona will hold him out Saturday with the Indians playing a day game following a night game. Tyler Naquin will get the start in center field Saturday afternoon.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Kipnis is not in the lineup against the Angels on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis receives a breather following three straight starts, which marked the first time he's been on the field since Aug. 22, due to a hamstring strain. He started to shake the rust off at the plate during Wednesday's victory, going 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI, earning his first hit since coming off the DL.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's victory over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis picked up his first hits since returning from a hamstring injury Sept. 17. In his first two games back, the veteran had gone 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, so Wednesday's effort was an encouraging sign for owners. Manager Terry Francona plans to deploy Kipnis judiciously for now, so using the 30-year-old in weekly leagues carries some risk.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Kipnis will start in center field Tuesday for the second game in a row.

EDGE Analysis

With Jose Ramirez and Yandy Diaz both starting regularly in the infield, the Indians are taking a look at Kipnis in center field, and the experiment will continue Tuesday night. Kipnis will hit eighth against Angels starter Tyler Skaggs.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Kipnis (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list and is starting in center field Sunday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Kipnis was brought off the disabled list prior to Sunday's outing. Sunday will mark the first time in his career that Kipnis has started in the outfield, as he's set to play five innings in center field. Kipnis will look to use the remainder of the season to improve his disappointing .228/.285/.409 line.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Kipnis (hamstring) will be reinstated from the 10-day DL prior to Sunday's game against the Royals, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was expected that Kipnis would be able to return for the series finale, but manager Terry Francona officially gave him the "go-ahead" to return to the club for Sunday's contest. Kipnis has been on the disabled list since Aug. 23, and will likely see a majority of his time in the outfield moving forward, beginning with five innings Sunday, which seems to be Francona's plan. Over the course of the season, he's hitting .228/.285/.409 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 79 games.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Manager Terry Francona said Friday that "all signs point" to Kipnis (hamstring) returning to action Sunday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was previously reported that Kipnis could both return Sunday and play the outfield if he did, and Friday's reports increases the likelihood of both, as Francona indicated the plan is for Kipnis to get five innings in center field Sunday. It's not clear if Kipnis will see all his time in the outfield moving forward, but the Indians seemingly prefer Jose Ramirez to play second base rather than third, so it would be surprising if he saw at least most of his action out there.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Manager Terry Francona said Kipnis (hamstring) is pushing to return Sunday, though trainers believe Tuesday is a more realistic return date, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis has been steadily ramping up his activity recently, and he's on the cusp of returning from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him since Aug. 22. With Bradley Zimmer (hand) done for the season, Kipnis is expected to see some time in center field following his activation. The 30-year-old will look to improve his .228/.285/.409 line once he returns to action.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Manager Terry Francona said Kipnis (hamstring) will likely see time in the outfield once he's activated from the disabled list, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis has been sidelined since Aug. 22 with a hamstring injury, and while he's nearing a return to the big club, he doesn't appear to be missed all that much. The Indians have strung together an 18-game winning streak with the second baseman on the shelf, prompting Francona to look at different ways to deploy Kipnis when he returns. "We have a good thing going," the Tribe's manager said about their current infield situation. With Bradley Zimmer (hand) out for the remainder of the season, Kipnis is expected to see time in the outfield for the first time in his major-league career. He was originally drafted as an outfielder out of Arizona State, but was quickly shifted to second base with the Indians. Given the depth of Cleveland's outfield, the temporary switch in position could result in a reduced role for Kipnis down the stretch. He's batting just .228/.285/.409 through 79 games this season.