Kipnis is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers. Cleveland will rest eight starters after clinching the division Saturday. Greg Allen will get the call in center field.
Kipnis is not in Wednesday's lineup against Tampa Bay, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Kipnis will receive a standard day off with southpaw Blake Snell pitching during Wednesday's matinee. Rajai Davis will roam center field in his absence.
Kipnis will move to center field when Josh Donaldson (calf) returns from the disabled list Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. With Donaldson set to play third base upon his return, the Indians will push Jose Ramirez to the keystone, Kipnis to the outfield and Greg Allen to a reserve role. The 31-year-old Kipnis started 10 games in center field at the end of 2017, so it shouldn't be too difficult of a transition this time around. He's hitting .229/.314/.378 with 15 homers and seven stolen bases through 132 games this season.
Kipnis is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays. Kipnis is hitting just .229 against lefties this season, so it comes as little surprise that he'll be held out against Toronto's southpaw starter Thomas Pannone. Erik Gonzalez will replace him at the keystone for the series finale.
Kipnis went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run Thursday against the Blue Jays. Kipnis took Mark Leiter Jr. deep in the ninth inning to record his 15th home run of the season. He now has three home runs in his past eight games, while also driving in 10 runners. Though Kipnis' .230 average is a disappointment, he has the opportunity to both score and drive in 70 runners for the season thanks to the quality of the lineup around him in Cleveland.
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