Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
5 hours ago

Kipnis (neck) is starting at second base and batting second in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis missed the opening days of spring camp with some lower back soreness but is apparently feeling better and will make his Cactus League debut. After appearing in just 90 games last season, Kipnis will look to stay on the field more often as he's set to occupy second base duties in the potent Indians' lineup in 2018.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
1 day ago

Kipnis (neck) is scheduled to play Sunday against the Reds, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis is set to make his 2018 Cactus League debut after being held out of action the past few days due to some lower back soreness. Barring any setbacks for the rest of spring training, Kipnis is expected to return to his role as the Indians' starting second baseman this season.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
3 days ago

Kipnis is dealing with soreness in his lower back and will be held out of for the start of Cactus League play as a result, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear how long the issue will keep Kipnis sidelined at this point, but the Indians will likely proceed cautiously with the 30-year-old seeing as he struggled with injuries throughout the 2017 campaign. If he's healthy for Opening Day, which certainly isn't a given at this point, Kipnis is expected to return to his role as the team's starting second baseman.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
6 days ago

Kipnis is preparing to open the season as Cleveland's second baseman, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

During the second half of the 2017 campaign, the Indians used Kipnis in center field. While Kipnis remains an option as a reserve outfielder if injuries become an issue, the current plan is for him to open the year at the keystone. Kipnis will look to return to his old form this season, as he's coming off an injury-filled year in which he slashed just .232/.291/.414 over 90 games.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Kipnis could be an option in left field if Michael Brantley (ankle) is not ready for Opening Day, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran second baseman has been shopped by the Indians this offseason, which he did not take well. The market for the 30-year-old's services is understandably not robust. He is on the wrong side of the aging curve and was worth 0.7 wins in 90 games last season, according to FanGraphs. The Indians would prefer to have Jose Ramirez play second base, but Kipnis has not yet been approached about a position change. It seems likely that Kipnis will spend at least some of 2018 either in the outfield or on the bench to start games. He is entering the penultimate year of a six-year, $52.5 million extension he signed in 2014.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.