Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 12 hours ago
Kipnis is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Kipnis went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in the Indians' 8-4 win Saturday afternoon but will head to the bench for the nightcap. Mike Freeman grabs the start at second base while Francisco Lindor (ankle/calf) makes his season debut at shortstop.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 4 days ago
Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base Tuesday in the Indians' 4-2 win over the Mariners.
The Indians have wasted little time in ushering Kipnis back into a prominent role since he was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday. After batting sixth in Monday's series-opening victory, Kipnis served as the No. 3 hitter Tuesday with right-hander Mike Leake on the mound and turned in a productive showing at the dish. With the return of Francisco Lindor (ankle) on the horizon, Kipnis may not stick in the three hole for much longer, but Kipnis probably won't be in store for a substantial drop down the batting order in light of the underwhelming options that typically round out Cleveland's lineups.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 5 days ago
Kipnis is starting at second base and will bat sixth Monday against Seattle, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Kipnis will draw the start at the keystone in his first game back with the ballclub. Monday marks his first big-league action in 2019, so he may show signs of rust at the dish.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 6 days ago
Kipnis (calf) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday and will be available to play against Seattle.
This move was expected after Cleveland announced late Sunday night that they'd designated Brad Miller for assignment. Kipnis missed the first few weeks of the season with a calf strain but figures to enter the starting lineup at the keystone for Monday's season opener against a streaking Seattle ballclub. Max Moroff will head to a bench role moving forward, assuming Kipnis is immediatley inserted into the starting nine.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 7 days ago
Kipnis (calf) is expected to join the Indians in time for Monday's game against Seattle, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Cleveland designated Brad Miller for assignment following Sunday's loss to Kansas City, opening up a roster spot for Kipnis. He's yet to play in 2019 due to a calf strain, but this latest move indicates the second baseman will return from the injured list in time for the series opener.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 1 week ago
Kipnis (calf) is expected to return from the 10-day injured list before Cleveland's current road trip comes to an end, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Kipnis has yet to play this season due to a right calf strain that's, although manager Terry Francona noted that Kipnis is "going good" and that "you'll probably see him on this trip." The Indians still have six games remaining before returning home April 19 for a series against Atlanta.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 2 weeks ago
Kipnis (calf) said he's hoping to return during the Indians' upcoming road trip, which begins Tuesday and runs through April 17, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Kipnis has been on the shelf all season with a low-grade calf strain. He's scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Friday, though the second baseman noted that there's no set number of games or at-bats he needs before returning.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 3 weeks ago
Kipnis (calf) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Calf issues are a frequent problem for Kipnis, but this particular absence is not expected to be a lengthy one. He could return over the weekend or early next week after a few rehab games.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 3 weeks ago
The Indians placed Kipnis (calf) on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
It became apparent Kipnis wouldn't be ready for Opening Day after he was diagnosed last week with a low-grade calf strain. The veteran is expected to remain shut down for a few more days before resuming baseball activities, at which point a target date for his return to the big club could become more apparent. Brad Miller will start at second base in Kipnis' stead in Thursday's Opening Day game against the Twins and should see the bulk of the action at the position early in the season.
Jason Kipnis 2B/CF CLE 1 month ago
Manager Terry Francona confirmed Saturday that Kipnis (calf) would open the season on the injured list, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The Indians will likely make the transaction official in a few days once the organization has finalized its Opening Day roster. Kipnis was diagnosed with a low-grade calf strain after undergoing an MRI on Thursday, so there's a good chance he'll be ready to rejoin the big club by mid-April. In the meantime, the Indians are expected to get by with some combination of Max Moroff and Eric Stamets (hip) at the keystone.