by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 2 for 4 Monday against the Mariners and extended his multi-hit streak to five games. Kipnis is batting .524 (11 for 21) with two home runs, three doubles and seven RBI in his last five games.
In 18 May games, Kipnis is batting .324 with two triples, six doubles, six home runs and 20 RBI.
Jason Kipnis provides heroics
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is now batting .244 on the season after going 2 for 4 on Friday against the Mariners.
Kipnis hit his seventh home run in the game. He went deep for a three-run blast in the 10th inning to win the game for the Tribe.
Kipnis' heroics Friday only added to the incredible May he's having. He's raised his average from .189 to .244 during the month as he's gone 18 for 61 (.295) with five doubles, six homers and 19 RBI.
Jason Kipnis finding success with short swing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis credits his new approach at the plate for digging him out of an early season slump, according to MLB.com. Kipnis has found success with a shorter swing, as he has recorded 12 extra-base hits over his past 13 games.
"I started squaring up the ball more," Kipnis said. "When you put the ball in play a lot more and start squaring it up, a lot more things happen. I started driving it to the gaps and down the lines and, when that happens, it leads to extra-base hits when you come out of the box fast."
Kipnis is hitting .302 (16 for 53) with five homers and 16 RBI over that span. He has a .236/.303/.472 line in 127 at-bats.
Jason Kipnis beginning to sizzle
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had a big offensive performance in a 10-4 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Batting second, Kipnis went 3 for 4 with a walk, three runs scored and three RBI. He doubled twice in the game and homered in the eighth inning for a three-run shot, his sixth of the year.
After all that production, Kipnis' batting average remains just .236. Still, his bat is definitely warming as he's raised his average from .217 over his last 10 games with four homers and 10 RBI. He's up to six homers and 20 RBI over 127 at-bats.
Jason Kipnis hits another first-inning home run
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis provided all the offense in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Yankees. Kipnis' first-inning solo home run off David Phelps stood as the game-winning run in a 1-0 victory for Cleveland.
All five of Kipnis' home runs this season and eight of his last nine dating back to last year have come in the first inning. Only two of those home runs have produced more than one RBI.
Kipnis is batting .283 (13 for 46) with two triples, three doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI in his last 11 games.
Jason Kipnis has two RBI in win
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis knocked in two runs as part of a 1-for-4 day Sunday against Detroit.
Kipnis's two-run double was all the Indians managed against Tigers starter Rick Porcello. Kipnis has eight extra-base hits and 12 RBI in 11 games in May, both totals are at least double what he managed in 17 starts in April.
Jason Kipnis making up for slow start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) For the second year in a row, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is starting to heat up following the season's first month. Kipnis looked like a bust in April, as he was slowed by injury and poor performance.
Ever since May hit, however, he has turned his game up, batting .263 with three home runs, 10 RBI and six runs scored in nine games this month.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis got the offense started during Thursday's 9-2 win against the Athletics with a two-run homer off Bartolo Colon in the first inning. It was Kipnis' fourth home run and third in six games.
Kipnis is batting .282 (11 for 39) with one double, two stolen bases, two triples, three home runs, six runs and 10 RBI in his last nine games.
Jason Kipnis maintains hot stretch
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis finished a double shy of the cycle and drove in two runs during a 7-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. He went 3 for 4, drilled his second home run of the season -- a solo shot off Kevin Correia in the first inning -- and recorded a triple for the second game in a row.
After posting a .200 batting average during April, Kipnis is 5 for 13 during the first three games of this month with six RBI. His average stands at a season-high .229.
Jason Kipnis hits first home run
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis gave the Tribe the lead in the first inning with his first home run of the season Monday in Kansas City. That jump-started the Indians to a 9-0 win.
Kipnis went deep in the first inning off Wade Davis for his first of the year. He finished 1 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice and is batting .185.
The 26-year-old has struggled all year but is finally beginning to show some signs of life at the plate with hits in three of his last four games.
Jason Kipnis apologizes for baserunning gaffe
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis apologized to manager Terry Francona after not hustling to first base on the final play of Saturday's loss against the Royals.
"He came in and said he was sorry," Francona said, per MLB.com. "I thought that took a lot of class. It means he cares. When guys don't always run, it doesn't mean they don't care. Sometimes it's frustration. It's human. You live and learn."
Kipnis has improved offensively as of late, batting .269 (7 for 26) in his last six games after batting .125 (4 for 32) in his first eight games.
Jason Kipnis swipes two bags
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had a solid game Wednesday during a 3-2 loss at Chicago. Kipnis delivered an RBI single to right field in the sixth inning to plate the first run of the game for the Tribe.
Kipnis, who stole two bases and has four on the season, went 1 for 4 as the No. 2 hitter in the lineup. He's batting just .170, though he's hit in four of his last five games. Kipnis has just three RBI on the year to go with 16 strikeouts over 53 at-bats.
Jason Kipnis solid in return
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was back on the field Friday after missing five games with an elbow injury.
Starting at second base and batting second, Kipnis went 2 for 4 in a 3-2 loss. He had a walk and stole his first base of the season.
Kipnis is batting .167 with three walks, 11 strikeouts and no homers after 36 at-bats.
Jason Kipnis ready to return
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) After missing the previous five games with an elbow injury, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Astros.
Kipnis has been dealing with soreness in his left elbow, but was able to take batting practice Thursday. He will start at second base and bat second in the lineup.
Jason Kipnis takes batting practice, hopes to return Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is hoping to return to the lineup Friday.
Kipnis is not in the lineup Thursday. He's missed five games with an elbow injury. Kipnis will take batting practice with the team Thursday. Cord Phelps will start at second base with Kipnis sidelined.
Jason Kipnis out until at least Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis remained absent from the starting lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox for a fourth straight game because of a sore left elbow. Cord Phelps replaced Kipnis in the lineup.
Cleveland skipper Terry Francona said Kipnis wanted to play Wednesday, but the team will be smart with him and keep him out until Friday's game in Houston, MLB.com reports. He will miss Wednesday and Thursday's games against Boston.
Kipnis last played April 12 against the White Sox.
Jason Kipnis out Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is not in the lineup Tuesday.
Kipnis remains sidelined by an elbow injury. This is the third-straight game Kipnis has missed. He's considered day-to-day. Mike Aviles will start for Kipnis Tuesday.
Jason Kipnis remains out of Cleveland's lineup
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis remains out of the club's lineup Sunday with an elbow injury, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The club has an off day Monday and Kipnis could be ready to go following it, but the second baseman said "we'll know more Tuesday," so we won't know for sure if the injury will be a lingering issue until next week.
Jason Kipnis scratched for Indians
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) The Indians scratched second baseman Jason Kipnis Saturday against the White Sox, MLB.com reports. Ryan Raburn replaced him at second.
Kipnis, 26, is dealing with left elbow soreness and is considered day-to-day. He is hitting .125 over 32 at-bats with two RBI and 11 strikeouts.
Jason Kipnis out of Cleveland's Sunday lineup
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013)Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' Sunday lineup, the club announced.
Kipnis has played in the club's first five games and is just 3 for 22 with seven strikeouts. Mike Aviles will replace him at second base. Expect Kipnis back in the lineup Monday.
Jason Kipnis doubles twice in loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis hit two doubles in five at-bats during his team's 10-8 loss to the Blue Jays Thursday night. He had one run and one RBI in the game.
The doubles were the first hits of the season for Kipnis, who is 2 for 14 through his first three games. He hit just .179/.230/.339 in spring training this year.
Jason Kipnis snapping out of funk
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis continues to swing his way out of a funk as he hit his second home run of the spring Thursday against the Padres. Kipnis had a solo shot off Clayton Richard in the fifth inning. He finished 1 for 4 with an RBI in a 6-4 loss.
He has a .364 (4 for 11) batting average with four RBI in his past three Cactus League games.
"He's worked hard at it," Francona said to MLB.com. "He wasn't feeling real good. He went down to a Minor League game [earlier this week] and got a lot of at-bats. He didn't feel particularly good doing it, but it paid off. He's starting to swing the bat."
Jason Kipnis back in action Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis returned to the starting lineup Sunday against the Cubs after dealing with a sore left elbow earlier in the week. Kipnis went 0 for 3 with a strikeout and is hitting .143 this spring.
Jason Kipnis nearing return to lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Saturday that infielder Jason Kipnis, who has a tender right elbow, should get back in the lineup for the Indians on Sunday.
Kipnis is batting .154 this spring over 39 at-bats with a home run and three RBI. He is projected to be the opening-day second baseman for the Indians.
Jason Kipnis could return Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis took some swings in the cage Friday and could be ready to return as early as Saturday, MLB.com reports. Kipnis, who has been sidelined the last three days with a sore left elbow, is listed as day to day.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been sidelined for the last two games with a sore left elbow. However, manager Terry Francona told reporters Thursday that Kipnis would be playing if it were a regular-season game.
Fantasy owners shouldn't be worried about Kipnis's health at this point of the season as he looks to replicate his strong first half of 2012.
Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis nearing contract extensions
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) The Cleveland Indians are continuing to discuss contract extensions with outfielder Michael Brantley and infielder Jason Kipnis as of Monday, reports FOX Sports.
Cleveland has been working with Brantley on an extension since before they signed Michael Bourn. Brantley, who turns 26 in May, is moving from center to left field with Bourn in tow. That means he's likely to make less money than he would have made had the team not picked up Bourn.
Either way, both Brantley and Kipnis are starters as the infielder projects to open the season as the team's second baseman. Brantley is batting .368 this spring with two RBI and four doubles over 19 at-bats. Meanwhile, Kipnis is hitting just .162 with a homer and three RBI over 37 at-bats, but drove in 76 runs for the Tribe last season.
Kipnis has untapped potential
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/3/2013) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is entering his second full season in the majors in 2013, looking to build off his 2012 campaign. While Kipnis finished the year with a .257 average and .379 slugging percentage, the Indians see promise in their 25-year-old second baseman. "Jason had a very successful first full season in the major leagues," general manager Chris Antonetti said. "When you look at his contributions offensively, and what he was able to do not only at the plate, but on the bases -- 31 stolen bases -- he demonstrated his ability to impact a game in so many ways offensively. I expect that to only get better now that he's been through the league."