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2014 Avg.
.248
 
Career Avg.
.265
Name  Jason Kipnis
Born  4/3/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  185
Number  22
Position  2B
Bats  L
Throws  R
8/10/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis went 3-for-5 with a double, a steal and three runs scored Sunday against the Yankees.
Insight: Kipnis has gone 15-for-46 (.326) with four doubles, a homer and nine runs over his last 11 games, but he hasn't driven in a run over 10 games in August.
 
Cold7/31/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a double and a homer Thursday against the Mariners.
Insight: Kipnis showed signs of life by hitting .311 with two home runs, eight RBI, 12 runs and five steals in the first 14 games of July, but he went 6-for-44 (.136) in the last 11.
 
Cold7/30/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis has gone 4-for-39 (.103) in his last 10 games.
Insight: Kipnis showed signs of life by hitting .311 with two home runs, eight RBI, 12 runs and five steals in the first 14 games of July, but he's failed to keep it up. The second baseman's average fly-ball distance has declined by 15.79 feet from last year, which explains why his HR/FB is 6.3 percent and he has just 21 extra-base hits in 352 plate appearances.
 
7/26/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is 10-for-17 with two home runs against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Kipnis hasn't been hitting well over the past two weeks, batting just .171 over the last 10 contests. Kipnis is hitting .247 with five home runs, 31 RBI, 38 runs and a .677 OPS, but he's a good play Saturday.
 
7/23/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is 6-for-11 with three triples in his career against Minnesota's Anthony Swarzak.
Insight: Swarzak is making his first start since 2012 Wednesday afternoon against the Indians. Kipnis has had a disappointing season, batting .254 with five home runs, 30 RBI, 38 runs and a .698 OPS, but he's a good play Wednesday.
 
7/18/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis smashed two home runs and drove in four runs Friday at Detroit.
Insight: Kipnis hadn't hit one out of the park since April 21. He has five home runs in 300 plate appearances this year after blasting 17 in 658 a year ago.
 
7/5/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is 8-for-14 (.571) with a pair of homers versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Almost every statistical measurement is down for Kipnis this season from batting average to OPS. It gets worse, over his career he's been better in the first half than after the All-Star break. Doesn't bode well for Kipnis owners.
 
6/21/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is just 3-for-26 (.115) with 12 strikeouts against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Almost every statistical measurement is down for Kipnis this season from batting average to OPS. The only good news is that he's 8-for-9 in stolen base attempts, but we're not sure he'll find a way to get on base in this unfavorable matchup.
 
5/31/2014 11:41:00 AM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis will take a seat Saturday with Mike Aviles getting the start.
Insight: Kipnis (.235, 3 HR, 12 RBI) played the last two games after a stint on the disabled list (oblique). He should be back on Sunday. Aviles is a nice addition to the Indians roster because he can play almost anywhere, but without much fantasy value.
 
5/30/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis, just off the 15-day disabled list, will bat cleanup for the second straight day.
Insight: Kipnis (.224, 3 HR, 12 RBI) batting in the No. 4 hole should explain why the Indians are six games under .500 at 24-30. Although a good hitter and solid player, Kipnis is not a cleanup hitter with his career high home run total of 17 and RBI total of 84.
 
5/28/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Cleveland has officially activated second baseman Jason Kipnis from the 15-day DL.
Insight: Kipnis (.234, 3 HR, 12 RBI) missed about a month with a strained oblique. He's batting cleanup tonight against the White Sox.
 
5/26/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (oblique) will return to the starting lineup Wednesday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Kipnis hasn't played since April 29 due to a strained oblique. He'll join the team Tuesday, but manager Terry Francona said he won't start until the following day.
 
5/26/2014 6:30:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (oblique) is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Kipnis hasn't played since April 29 due to a strained oblique, but if you come back too soon you can eaily re-aggravate the situation. Though off to a slow start, Kipnis is a big part of the Indians offense (.234, 3 HR, 12 RBI in 27 games).
 
5/20/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Columbus.
Insight: Kipnis should be back a few days after that if he doesn't suffer a setback. He hasn't played since April 29 due to a strained oblique.
 
5/19/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: According to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (oblique) is hoping to start a rehab assignment by this weekend, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Kipnis ramped up his activity over the past few days, advancing from tee work to hitting live pitching in the cage, fielding drills and sprinting on the basepaths.
 
5/2/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: According to Nick Camino from WTAM Cleveland, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will need 3-to-5 weeks to recover from a strained oblique.
Insight: If that timeline holds true, Cleveland may not get Kipnis back until early June. Elliot Johnson (.133, 0 HR, 0 RBI) figures to see most of the reps at second base while Kipnis is sidelined.
 
5/2/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30. SOURCE: Zack Meisel, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: Kipnis (.234, 3 HR, 12 RBI) strained his oblique Tuesday in a loss to the Angels. He's hoping to be back around Memorial Day.
 
5/2/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is doubtful for Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Kipnis (.234, 3 HR, 12 RBI) strained his abdomen in Tuesday night's game and will probably be on the shelf for at least a few more days.
 
4/30/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis won't be available Wednesday against the Angels. SOURCE: Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: Kipnis (.234, 3 HR, 12 RBI) strained his abdomen in last night's game and will probably be on the shelf for at least a few more days. Elliot Johnson, formerly of the Rays, will take over at second base.
 
4/30/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been diagnosed with a strained abdomen. SOURCE: Jordan Bastian, MLB.com
Insight: He suffered the injury during Tuesday's game against the Angels. Kipnis (.234, 3 HR, 12 RBI) will be re-evaluated Wednesday to see if he should go on the disabled list. Cleveland's backup second baseman is Mike Aviles (.255, 1 HR, 5 RBI).
 

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