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Jason Kipnis: Retires from baseball
Kipnis announced Monday via his personal Twitter account that he has retired from professional baseball.
The 35-year-old Kipnis last played in 2021, when he was a member of the Atlanta organization. He played exclusively at the Triple-A level that season and hasn't surfaced in the majors since 2020, when he saw action in 44 games for the Cubs. Over his 10 total seasons in the big leagues -- nine of which came as a member of Cleveland -- Kipnis was named an All-Star twice, and he slashed .260/.333/.416 with 126 homers and 136 stolen bases over 1,165 career plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jason Kipnis: Returning on MiLB deal
Kipnis signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Monday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Kipnis was cut loose by Atlanta a few days earlier, but he'll rejoin the organization prior to the start of the season and head to the minors as infield depth. Kipnis appeared in 44 big-league contests a season ago, slashing .237/.341/.404 with three homers and 16 RBI with the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Jason Kipnis: Released by Atlanta
Kipnis was released by Atlanta on Saturday.
Kipnis was unable to secure a spot on Atlanta's Opening Day roster after he hit .241 with one home run and three RBI in 12 spring games this year. He'll likely have to settle for a depth role if he's able to secure a spot on another roster in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Jason Kipnis: Signs with Atlanta
Kipnis signed with Atlanta on Monday, the veteran announced on his personal Twitter page.
The deal is a minor-league one which includes an invitation to big-league camp, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network, though there's seemingly a strong chance Kipnis will be able to win a roster spot. The 33-year-old's star days are long behind him, but he had a solid season last year for his hometown Cubs, producing an above-average batting line (.237/.341/.404) for the first time since 2016. He's not someone a contender would want to turn to for everyday at-bats at this stage of his career, but he should be a capable backup and injury fill-in as long as he ages gracefully.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Not starting Friday
Kipnis is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the Wild Card Series on Friday against the Marlins.
Kipnis went 0-for-2 with a walk during a Game 1 defeat and will take a seat for the second game. David Bote receives the start at the keystone for the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: On bench for Game 2
Kipnis will sit for Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Marlins on Thursday.
Kipnis hits the bench after going 0-for-2 with a walk in the series opener. David Bote takes over at second base.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Kipnis is not starting Tuesday against the Pirates.
Kipnis has started just twice against lefties this season. He'll sit against southpaw Steven Brault in this one, with Nico Hoerner taking over at second base.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Returns to lineup
Kipnis will start at second base and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Twins.
Kipnis sat out Saturday's contest but will return to the keystone Sunday, sending Nico Hoerner to the bench. Kipnis has posted a respectable .255/.357/.447 slash line through 36 games so far.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Heads to bench
Kipnis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.
Kipnis served as the designated hitter Friday and went 0-for-3, and he'll head to the bench for the second game of the series against Minnesota with David Bote in at DH and Nico Hoerner starting at second base. The veteran infielder has plenty of competition for at-bats at second base and DH, so his playing time figures to be a bit inconsistent as manager David Ross mixes and matches with his lineups.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Heads to bench
Kipnis is not in the lineup Wednesday against Cleveland.
An undisclosed injury cost Kipnis several games last week, but he's since returned to start two games in a row. He'll head to the bench against his former team this time around, with Nico Hoerner starting at second base.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Able to pinch hit Saturday
Kipnis pinch hit for Nico Hoerner in the eighth inning of Saturday's 4-2 win over the Brewers and stayed in the game at second base, going 0-for-2 on the night.
The veteran infielder hadn't seen action since Tuesday, but Kipnis seems to be recovered from whatever ailment was keeping him on the bench. On the season, he's slashing .256/.374/.463 through 32 games with three homers and 14 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Still on bench Saturday
Kipnis (undisclosed) isn't starting Saturday against the Brewers.
Kipnis will sit for a fourth straight game as he deals with an undisclosed minor injury. Nico Hoerner will start at second base once again.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Battling minor injury
Kipnis is dealing with an undisclosed minor injury, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports
The injury explains why Kipnis finds himself on the bench for the third straight game Friday in Milwaukee. While it's not clear precisely why he's out, it doesn't appear as though he'll be out for too much longer.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Losing playing time
Kipnis will sit for the third straight game Friday against the Brewers.
Kipnis owns an .856 OPS on the season, though that's mostly due to an early hot streak, as his OPS over the last 21 games sits at just .671. David Bote will start at second base in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Sitting Thursday
Kipnis is not in Thursday's lineup against the Reds.
He is hitting .276 with one home run and one steal in 29 at-bats over his last 10 games. Nico Hoerner will start at second base and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Takes seat Wednesday
Kipnis isn't in Wednesday's lineup against the Reds.
Kipnis will take a seat after going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts Tuesday. Ildemaro Vargas will make his debut with the Cubs at second base Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Kipnis: Productive game Monday
Kipnis went 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 5-1 win over the Cardinals.
Kipnis ended up getting pulled for a pinch hitter later in the game, but the veteran was able to make his mark while he was in the lineup. He's now batting .273 with an .887 OPS and has provided the Cubs with a boost while the likes of Kris Bryant and Javier Baez have performed below their usual standards.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 195 lbs|
|Birthplace: Northbrook, IL|
|School: Arizona State|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|