Kipnis went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 12-0 rout of the White Sox. It's his second homer in three days and third in June, but Kipnis is still struggling badly with his consistency -- he's hitting only .241 (13-for-54) on the month, and his only RBI have come in games during which he went yard. With a .208/.282/.328 slash line on the season, the veteran second baseman will need to keep stringing solid performances together to get back on the fantasy radar in shallower formats.
Kipnis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kipnis recently got over a neck injury and has gone 3-for-26 at the dish over his past seven starts, so manager Terry Francona likely felt the veteran could benefit from a breather. Erik Gonzalez will pick up the start at second base in the series finale.
Kipnis is out of the lineup against the White Sox on Thursday. Kipnis will receive a day off during the series finale as left-hander Carlos Rodon takes the hill for Chicago. Over 63 games this year, Kipnis is hitting .199/.275/.305 with 25 RBI and 58 strikeouts. In his place, Erik Gonzalez will man the keystone and bat eighth.
Kipnis (neck) is starting at second base and hitting sixth Tuesday against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Kipnis is good to go after sitting out the past two games with a minor neck issue. The veteran second baseman, who is hitting just .202/.279/.311 this season, will face right-hander James Shields in his first game back.
Kipnis (neck) remains out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Kipnis will miss his second straight game due to a neck injury, which is believed to be a minor one. Erik Gonzalez will start in his place at second base.
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