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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 7-3 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Kipnis gave the Cubs a short-lived 3-1 lead in the second inning with his long ball off Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson. Through 92 plate appearances, Kipnis is slashing .253/.380/.467 with three homers, 13 RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base.
Kipnis will sit for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against St. Louis.
Kipnis still has a strong .776 OPS on the season despite grabbing just four hits in his last nine games. Nico Hoerner starts at second in the afternoon contest, but Kipnis could return to the lineup for the nightcap.
Kipnis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.
Kipnis' role has been increasing in Chicago lately, as he'd started seven straight games heading into Wednesday's contest. It wouldn't be a surprise to see his playing time start to slip again soon, however, as he has just four hits in his last 14 games. Nico Hoerner starts at second base in his absence.
Kipnis is starting at second base and batting ninth in Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
Kipnis was out of the lineup Monday in favor of Nico Hoerner, but the veteran infielder returns to the mix Tuesday. He's slashing a strong .289/.421/.556 this season and he's had some success against Detroit starter Spencer Turnbull from his time in the AL Central with Cleveland, going 4-for-12 with two home runs.
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