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Fri, 10 May 2013 18:30:15 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis is hitting .264 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in his last 17 games after working with hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo. Van Burkleo showed Kipnis video of when he performed well last season and noticed his hands were more aggressive in the strike zone.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:36:56 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis got off to a slow start this season, but manager Terry Francona was optimistic Tuesday, April 30, that Kipnis would snap out soon. "He got a pitch over the plate and drove it for the home run (Monday)," Francona said. Kipnis was 2-for-5 with a run scored and stolen base Tuesday, April 30, against the Philadelphia Phillies, pushing his average to .200.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:37:48 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (elbow) is taking batting practice Thursday, April 18, and the team hopes he can return Friday, April 19.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that Kipnis is taking batting practice is great news for his owners. If he isn't back Friday, expect him to return sometime this weekend.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:26:43 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (elbow) will not play Wednesday, April 17, or Thursday, April 18. He last played April 12 while dealing with a sore left elbow.
Fantasy Tip: The team is likely being cautious with Kipnis, as he tried to convince Terry Francona that he was fine to play today. This doesn't appear to be a situation where Kipnis is in danger of landing on the disabled list, unless he suffers some sort of setback.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:48:28 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (elbow) will hit Tuesday, April 16, and he said he's feeling improved. However, there is no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis could still land on the disabled list if he doesn't show marked improvement the rest of the week. If Kipnis is disabled, expect veteran Mike Aviles to step in at the keystone.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:11:20 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (elbow) missed his second consecutive game Sunday, April 14, against the Chicago White Sox due to a sore left elbow.
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis is an awfully risky fantasy play heading into the new week. The good news is that Kipnis will have a team off day to rest Monday, April 15. If you have healthier alternatives, however, plug them into the lineup and bench Kipnis just to be on the safe side.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:22:19 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (elbow) is considered day-to-day because of elbow soreness. Kipnis dealt with elbow soreness during spring training and does not know how it occurred.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:26:44 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (elbow) was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, April 13, because of left elbow soreness.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:49:17 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have stopped their contract negotiations on a multi-year contract extension with 2B Jason Kipnis. Kipnis said the talks ceased once the regular season started. He is slated to make $509,400 this season. The team is also reportedly negotiating with OF Michael Brantley on a multi-year deal. Kipnis is interested in starting talks up again after the 2013 season.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:18:09 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (elbow) returned to the starting lineup for the Cactus League spring game Sunday, March 24, against the Chicago Cubs.