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Indians' manager Terry Francona said that having successfully had 50 swings in the batting cage, the next step would be for Jason Kipnis to play in a rehab game on Wednesday as he recovers from his back issue. (Source: Jordan Bastian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This will be a crucial test to see whether Jason Kipnis is ready for the start of the season. 2014 was a down year but he still hit 25 doubles & bagged 22 SB. If healthy, he offers great potential at 2B.

Category: Injury Updates

Jason Kipnis to miss 4 straight

Sat, Mar 21st 4:06pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Jason Kipnis (back) will miss both Saturday's and Sunday's games. That will be four straight games. He could go to the minors next week and get several AB.

Fantasy Impact: This is worrying news for Kipnis owners. If the back problem continues, look for Mike Aviles to take his place in the infield. There will of course be calls for the promotion of star prospect Francisco Lindor.

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Jason Kipnis to hit second

Thu, Mar 19th 7:35pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

According to beat writer Jordan Bastian, the Indians' manager Terry Francona is leaning towards starting with three left handed hitters - Michael Bourn, Jason Kipnis & Michael Brantley. (Source: Jordan Bastian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Jason Kipnis who could benefit from many extra plate appearances hitting higher up the order and a greater potential to score runs with Carlos Santana & Brandon Moss hitting behind him.

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Double double for Jason Kipnis

Sat, Mar 14th 9:09am EDT
By Gavin Tramps

2B Jason Kipnis finished 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and a run in Friday's Cactus League victory over the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: 2014 was a down year for the Indians' 2B. If he bounces back, expect 12 HR & 30 SB. If he breaks out, it could be much better.

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Jason Kipnis started his second Cactus League game in the leadoff spot. He scored a run on a Yan Gomes double and finished the day with 1 H, 1 BB & 1 SO.

Fantasy Impact: Look for Jason Kipnis to bounce back after a disappointing, injury-shortened 2014. He has hit 44 HR and nabbed 88 SB in his 466 big league games.

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2B Jason Kipnis will make Cactus League debut on Saturday against the Dodgers (Source: Paul Hoynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis suffered oblique and hamstring injuries last season and then in December had surgery to repair a damaged finger tendon. If he proves his health this spring, then he is back to being a potential 20/20 guy at a very weak 2B position.

Category: , Injury Updates