Jason Kipnis on Indians' bench Thursday afternoon

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is not starting in Thursday afternoon's series finale against left-hander Daniel Norris and the Detroit Tigers.

What It Means:

Kipnis hit a pair of solo dingers in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, but he's taking a seat for the series finale. Mike Freeman is covering second base for Cleveland.

numberFire's models expect Kipnis to bat .250 with 3 homers, 11 RBI, 2 steals, and 12 runs scored over the rest of the season.