Kipnis is expected to be ready at the start of the season, the team said.
Kipnis was an All-Star in 2013, when he batted .284 with an .818 OPS, but he struggled in 2014 as he was hampered all season by a bad oblique. He batted .240 in 2014 with a .640 OPS.
The Indians finished 85-77 last season, five games behind the Tigers in the AL Central and three games behind the A's in the wild card race.
- Dan Gartland