|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|
|Last 10 Games|
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.
Jason Kipnis gets another start
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/23/14) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who returned to the lineup after a two-game absence for a hamstring injury Sunday only to sit again Monday, was back in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals. He started at DH both games.
Not only is Kipnis at less than full capacity right now, but he's batting just .229 in 231 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Jason Kipnis not "at full speed"
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/22/14) One day after serving as the Indians' designated hitter, Jason Kipnis was left out of the Indians' starting lineup for Monday's game at the Royals. Indians manager Terry Francona told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he had Kipnis batting seventh on Sunday, "because I don't think he's going to be at full speed," as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury.
Kipnis has now started just twice in the last six games.
|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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