|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||18.00||.263||79.00||83.00||26.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Hand - Probable for start of the season|
|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, RF 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, RF BOS
|Last 10 Games|
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.
Indians' Jason Kipnis undergoes surgery on damaged finger tendon
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12/17/14) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis underwent surgery for a damaged tendon in his finger Tuesday, but is expected to be ready for the beginning of the upcoming season, the team announced Wednesday.
Kipnis, who was in and out of the lineup for Cleveland in 2014 with a hamstring injury, hit .240 last year with six home runs and 41 RBI. He has spent his four-year career in Cleveland, managing a .262 career average.
Jason Kipnis done in 2014 with hamstring issue
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will not play Saturday or Sunday due to a hamstring injury, MLB.com reports.
Kipnis has struggled in September, hitting just .194/.266/.250 in 72 at-bats. He ends the season with a .240/.310/.330 line along with six home runs, 41 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 500 at-bats.
Jason Kipnis benched again Wednesday against lefty
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/24/14) Embattled Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is out of the lineup Wednesday for the second straight matchup against a left-hander Wednesday despite his team still being alive in the playoff chase. The Indians are slated to face Royals southpaw Jason Vargas.
Kipnis, who was criticized recently for his profanity-laced battle with fans on social media, has been disappointing at the plate all season. His slugging percentage of .332 is more than 100 points under what he achieved in 2013 and his 41 RBI represents fewer than half of his total of a year ago. He is batting .208 against lefties this season and has not driven in a run since Aug. 29.
|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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|3/7/15||LAD||3:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ TEX||4:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ SEA||4:05 pm|| |