Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:53:29 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) is likely to be limited by an oblique injury for the rest of the season. Kipnis has adjusted his swing to adhere to the right oblique strain he suffered in April. "I'd use the word adjustment," Kipnis said. "As far as the oblique goes, it's going to be there all year. It's not going to go away until the offseason. What I can do is find a swing that works for me. I thought we may have found something coming out of Detroit. It was a step in the right direction and we're going to keep making adjustments day to day and pitch to pitch and see how it goes."
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis isn't hitting for much power and likely isn't going to the rest of the season. However, he was 5-for-15 with two homers and six RBIs in the recent series with Detroit. He's still worth owning in all formats, but he may be a player you sit during cold spells.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:45:47 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis entered the game Friday, July 18, against the Detroit Tigers with no home runs since April 21. He swatted a pair of homers while driving in four runs in the win. "I haven't even done it (in) BP I feel like for two months," Kipnis said.
Wed, 28 May 2014 13:46:24 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have activated 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned SS Justin Sellers to Triple-A Columbus.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should look to add him back into their starting lineup as soon as possible.
Mon, 26 May 2014 13:40:17 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) may be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 27, but will not be in the starting lineup until Wednesday, May 28.
Sun, 25 May 2014 12:48:29 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, May 27. He will play one additional rehab game for Triple-A Columbus Monday, May 26, before joining the parent club in Chicago the following day.
Tue, 20 May 2014 13:20:58 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) is slated to being minor league rehab with Triple-A Columbus Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, while resting Sunday, May 25. If all goes well, he may return to the bigs the following day.
Fantasy Tip: Great news for Kipnis owners, who should plan on activating him next week assuming this process goes off smoothly.
Mon, 19 May 2014 18:09:31 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) did some fielding drills and tested his recovering side with some sprints on the basepaths before the game Monday, May 19, against the Detroit Tigers. He is hopeful to begin a minor-league rehab assignment this weekend. "There's a plan. It's not set in stone yet," Kipnis said. "We still have some hoops to jump through. If those go well, hopefully we can do rehab games by the end of the week. That's the idea, but we still have to crank it up in terms of the amount of swings, the intensity of swings, grounders, throws."
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners will want to wait until Kipnis is officially activated from the DL and able to prove his health in one full game without any setbacks before plugging him back into the active lineup.
Fri, 16 May 2014 13:45:22 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) is doing better, and he could start his rehab assignment in the minors next week.
Tue, 13 May 2014 14:33:15 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) has started hitting off a tee and is feeling good. The tam is starting to prepare a plan for him to go on a rehab assignment.
Fri, 09 May 2014 14:46:38 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) is progressing well and is symptom-free in his daily activity.
Fantasy Tip: Optimistic context to the earlier news that he'll resume taking swings this weekend.