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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||575.00||13.00||.252||69.00||82.00||28.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Hand - Out until at least mid-March|
|vs Tampa Bay||3||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Cobb (Career)||6||1||0|| .333||.375||.167|
|vs RHP||332||85||5|| .337|| .373|| .256|
|12/26/2014||Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE|
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
|Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY
Carlos Correa, SS HOU
Miguel Sano, 3B MIN
|12/26/2014||Justin Morneau, 1B COL|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
Justin Upton, LF SD
|Julio Teheran, SP ATL|
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
|12/26/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Allen Craig, LF BOS
|Last 10 Games|
Indians' Jason Kipnis to hit next week
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will resume hitting on the field next week, according to MLB.com.
Kipnis had surgery on his finger in December, and is gradually working through a hitting program. He currently has no restrictions on defense or during throwing drills. The club is hopeful that Kipnis will be cleared for games shortly after the start of spring games.
The 27-year-old hit .240/.310/.330 over 500 at-bats last season.
Indians' Jason Kipnis says oblique impacted him mentally
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis said last year's oblique injury impacted him more than just physically, according to MLB.com.
"I had a mental block on it," Kipnis explained. "Even in my dreams of being at the plate, I was still rolling over my pitches. My oblique was still cutting off my swing." The injury limited Kipnis to 129 games, and caused his slash line to drop to a disappointing .240/.310/.330 over 500 at-bats.
While the issue certainly played a role in his struggles last season, Kipnis doesn't expect that to continue in 2015. "Finally, once I started swinging again, you start to realize it's good," he said. "It's full-go now and I don't feel it at all."
Indians' Jason Kipnis reports to spring training ahead of schedule
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/15/15) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has already reported to spring training and his ahead of schedule and Cleveland is happy with his physical condition, reports Cleveland.com.
Kipnis had surgery on his left ring finger to repair a tendon he injured in December. Kipnis also injured his hamstring at the end of the regular season, but is expected to be fully healthy for camp. He it .240 with a .330 slugging percentage and 41 RBI in 2014.
Indians aren't expecting Kipnis to be too far behind at start of camp
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/22/15) Indians general manager Chris Antonetti told MLB Network Radio on Thursday second baseman Jason Kipnis might be just a day or two behind when spring training begins. Kipnis had surgery in December to repair a damaged tendon in his finger.
"He had his pin removed," Antonetti said. "His lower body conditioning has not been restricted, and he'll start his hitting progression in February."
Indians manager Terry Francona also gave a positive update on Kipnis earlier this week.
"He looked good. His spirits are good and he looks good," Francona said, per MLB.com. "It's his finger. In a perfect world, that doesn't happen, but that's not going to get in the way."
Indians' Jason Kipnis progressing from surgery on finger
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(1/20/15) Indians manager Terry Francona said second baseman Jason Kipnis is progressing well from offseason surgery on his finger, reports MLB.com.
Kipnis underwent surgery in December to repair a damaged extensor tendon in his ring finger on his left hand and Francona said the injury has not hindered Kipnis.
"He looked good. His spirits are good and he looks good," Francona said. "It's his finger. In a perfect world, that doesn't happen, but that's not going to get in the way."
The injury is not expected to hinder Kipnis’ Opening Day availability. In 2014, Kipnis hit .240 with six home runs and 41 RBI in 500 at-bats.
|2014 summary: Jason Kipnis followed up his strong 2013 campaign by reducing his strikeout rate and improving his stolen base efficiency. His reward was a 44-point drop in batting average (from .284 to .240), a more-than-halving of his RBI total (from 84 to 41) and an almost complete obliteration of his power (25 doubles, six home runs). Kipnis did hit three home runs over the first 27 games, before he went on the disabled list for nearly a month with a strained oblique. After returning in late May, Kipnis failed to find his power stroke, and he also had trouble getting base hits in general.|
Playing time status: Kipnis is expected to retain a full-time role, and while in all likelihood he'll be the Indians' regular second baseman, he could be supplanted by Jose Ramirez or Zach Walters and move to the outfield, according to a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
2015 outlook: It's a tidy, compelling story to attribute Kipnis' power drought on the lingering effects of his oblique injury, and perhaps it's an accurate story as well. His three April homers notwithstanding, Kipnis hadn't been hitting with all that much authority before his injury, as he was averaging 263 feet per flyball, according to BaseballHeatMaps.com. Kipnis' 2013 batting average is also looking like somewhat of an outlier, based on the supporting batted ball data. He should be better than he was in 2014, but Kipnis could fall just short of being among the top four second basemen he was two seasons ago.
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