Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Indians manager Terry Francona will go with a righty-heavy lineup Sunday to counter Royals southpaw Danny Duffy, resulting in lefty hitters in Kipnis, Yonder Alonso and Bradley Zimmer (chest) heading to the bench. Erik Gonzalez replaces Kipnis at the keystone, batting seventh.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 weeks ago

Kipnis was dropped to sixth in the batting order for Friday's game against the Royals, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis has been mired in a season-long struggle at the plate, slashing just .181/.256/.264 with one home run, 13 RBI, 17 runs and 37 strikeouts through 36 games. Manager Terry Francona will try to shake something up, moving Michael Brantley up to the two-hole and moving Kipnis behind Yonder Alonso for the series opener.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
3 weeks ago

Kipnis is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against Toronto, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis will receive some rest during the first outing with left-hander Jaime Garcia taking the hill for the Blue Jays. Erik Gonzalez will start at second base and bat ninth in the order.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
4 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

With Kipnis having gone 3-for-24 over his last six starts and the Mariners starting a southpaw (Marco Gonzales) on Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona decided it was an optimal time to give the second baseman a day off for the first time all season. Erik Gonzalez will fill in at the keystone and hit ninth, paving the way for center fielder Bradley Zimmer to assume Kipnis' usual spot in the two hole.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
1 month ago

Kipnis went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts and a run scored in Sunday's win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old has slowly worked his way back from the .098 average he owned on April 10, as he's now hitting .182 and has a hit in each of his last eight games. The counting stats still leave a lot to be desired -- not a steal or home run on the year -- but history suggests he should be able to add some digits to both of those boxes as the season progresses.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
1 month ago

Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Kipnis entered Thursday's contest having collected just two hits in his last 39 at-bats, including four consecutive multi-strikeout games. The three hits raised his average from .109 to .160 and his two RBI were only his second and third of the young season. Hopefully Thursday's effort can help spur the veteran second baseman out of his slump.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
2 months ago

Kipnis has hit second in each of the Indians' first five games this season, going 3-for-19 (.158) with a walk and four strikeouts during that span.

EDGE Analysis

After a brief delay to the start of his spring due to lower-back soreness, Kipnis raked in the Cactus League with a .346/.424/.769 line along with six homers and 12 RBI. Most importantly, he's healthy right now, and the high lineup placement bodes well for his bid to bounce back from a disappointing 2017 campaign.

Jason Kipnis
2B/CF CLE
3 months 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
3 months 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 months 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.