Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Mon 3/29/21 10:19 PM

Kipnis signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Monday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kipnis was cut loose by Atlanta a few days earlier, but he'll rejoin the organization prior to the start of the season and head to the minors as infield depth. Kipnis appeared in 44 big-league contests a season ago, slashing .237/.341/.404 with three homers and 16 RBI with the Cubs.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Sat 3/27/21 11:54 AM

Kipnis was released by Atlanta on Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Kipnis was unable to secure a spot on Atlanta's Opening Day roster after he hit .241 with one home run and three RBI in 12 spring games this year. He'll likely have to settle for a depth role if he's able to secure a spot on another roster in 2021.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Mon 2/15/21 3:03 PM

Kipnis signed with Atlanta on Monday, the veteran announced on his personal Twitter page.
EDGE Analysis
The deal is a minor-league one which includes an invitation to big-league camp, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network, though there's seemingly a strong chance Kipnis will be able to win a roster spot. The 33-year-old's star days are long behind him, but he had a solid season last year for his hometown Cubs, producing an above-average batting line (.237/.341/.404) for the first time since 2016. He's not someone a contender would want to turn to for everyday at-bats at this stage of his career, but he should be a capable backup and injury fill-in as long as he ages gracefully.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Fri 10/2/20 10:43 AM

Kipnis is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the Wild Card Series on Friday against the Marlins.
EDGE Analysis
Kipnis went 0-for-2 with a walk during a Game 1 defeat and will take a seat for the second game. David Bote receives the start at the keystone for the Cubs.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Thu 10/1/20 10:54 AM

Kipnis will sit for Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Marlins on Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
Kipnis hits the bench after going 0-for-2 with a walk in the series opener. David Bote takes over at second base.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Tue 9/22/20 4:21 PM

Kipnis is not starting Tuesday against the Pirates.
EDGE Analysis
Kipnis has started just twice against lefties this season. He'll sit against southpaw Steven Brault in this one, with Nico Hoerner taking over at second base.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Sun 9/20/20 5:47 PM

Kipnis will start at second base and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Twins.
EDGE Analysis
Kipnis sat out Saturday's contest but will return to the keystone Sunday, sending Nico Hoerner to the bench. Kipnis has posted a respectable .255/.357/.447 slash line through 36 games so far.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Sat 9/19/20 4:38 PM

Kipnis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.
EDGE Analysis
Kipnis served as the designated hitter Friday and went 0-for-3, and he'll head to the bench for the second game of the series against Minnesota with David Bote in at DH and Nico Hoerner starting at second base. The veteran infielder has plenty of competition for at-bats at second base and DH, so his playing time figures to be a bit inconsistent as manager David Ross mixes and matches with his lineups.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Wed 9/16/20 4:23 PM

Kipnis is not in the lineup Wednesday against Cleveland.
EDGE Analysis
An undisclosed injury cost Kipnis several games last week, but he's since returned to start two games in a row. He'll head to the bench against his former team this time around, with Nico Hoerner starting at second base.

Jason Kipnis
2B/DH FA
Sun 9/13/20 10:38 AM

Kipnis pinch hit for Nico Hoerner in the eighth inning of Saturday's 4-2 win over the Brewers and stayed in the game at second base, going 0-for-2 on the night.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran infielder hadn't seen action since Tuesday, but Kipnis seems to be recovered from whatever ailment was keeping him on the bench. On the season, he's slashing .256/.374/.463 through 32 games with three homers and 14 RBI.