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Lonnie Chisenhall | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Pitt (NC) CC
Contract: view contract details

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Lonnie Chisenhall (hamstring) is back in the Indians' lineup Sunday.
Chisenhall had to exit Saturday's contest with a hamstring cramp, but he's fine. He's in right field and batting fifth versus Chris Young and the Tigers. Sep 27 - 1:10 PM

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Lonnie Chisenhall left Saturday's game against the Royals with hamstring cramps.

Jerry Sands pinch-ran for Chisenhall in the third inning. He went 1-for-2 before exiting. Manager Terry Francona said he took Chisenhall out as a precaution. He could be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Sep 26 - 11:32 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run home run as the Indians topped the White Sox on Sunday.

Chisenhall opened the scoring with a two-run home run off of John Danks in the second inning, then tacked on an RBI double to start the scoring in a three-run sixth. He hadn't homered since August 17 and now has seven on the year with 42 RBI and a .253/.302/.392 triple-slash line.
Sep 20 - 5:02 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-3 with three RBI as the Indians took down the Royals on Monday.

Chisenhall broke a 1-1 tie in the third inning with an RBI double. He'd add a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and an RBI single in the seventh. The 3B/OF had slumped in September, entering Monday's game batting .071 (2-for-28) in the month. Overall, Chisenhall carries a .255/.299/.387 batting line with six home runs and 38 RBI in 306 plate appearances.
Sep 14 - 10:44 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall is batting .378 (31-for-82) with six doubles, two homers and 16 RBI since being recalled from Triple-A Columbus.

Chisenhall was a .209/.241/.345-hitting third baseman when he was sent down in early June but has been a .360/.421/.500-hitting right fielder since returning in late July. "Confidence plays such a big part in our game because he's done it (hit) before," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "I think he feels he has a good chance (at the plate) and he does." Chisenhall has provided fantasy value in spurts before and needs to be in lineups while he's hot.
Sep 6 - 10:06 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall doubled, homered, and knocked in three runs across four at-bats in Monday's win against the Red Sox.

Chisenhall doubled in a pair of runs in the middle of a five-run fourth inning, then added a solo home run in the sixth to make it a 7-1 game. Since being recalled from Triple-A on July 30, the 26-year-old is hitting .375 (18-for-48). Chisenhall will have to keep it going if he wants to make an improvement on his mediocre season-wide .244/.277/.387 batting line, along with his six home runs and 27 RBI.
Aug 17 - 10:24 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (neck) is back in the Indians' lineup Tuesday.

Chisenhall had to exit Monday's contest after suffering whiplash on a diving attempt. He's making his fifth straight start in right field.
Aug 4 - 6:41 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall left Monday's game against the Angels due to a cervical strain.

It's a fancy way of saying he had whiplash, which he suffered after making a diving attempt in right field. Consider Chisenhall day-to-day.
Aug 4 - 12:06 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall homered for the Indians' only run Saturday against the A's.

Chisenhall is 4-for-11 in three games since returning to the majors Thursday. Since he's likely to keep on starting in the outfield against righties, he should be a nice AL-only option the rest of the way.
Aug 2 - 1:48 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 with a double and a steal as the Indians' right fielder on Friday.

Chisenhall will get a chance to take some of David Murphy's at-bats, though how much playing he receives will hinge on what happens with Nick Swisher following his return. Ideally, Chisenhall would be in there pretty regularly against right-handers the rest of the way before the Indians have to decide whether to tend him a contract for 2016.
Aug 1 - 3:05 AM

Indians recalled INF Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.

With Brandon Moss shipped out of town, Chisenhall could see some action in the corner outfield, where he had been working in the minors. Unless he finds everyday at-bats though, his fantasy value is limited to AL-only formats.
Jul 30 - 7:00 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that Lonnie Chisenhall is available for a trade.

Chisenhall has been on a steep decline since his roaring first half of the 2014 season, and the Indians finally shipped him to Triple-A Columbus last month. The 26-year-old does have some defensive versatility and decent career numbers against right-handed pitching. Maybe he'll draw some interest from a team looking to bolster its bench.
Jul 23 - 10:48 AM

Indians optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus.

Chisenhall had a highly productive first half in 2014, but it's been mostly downhill from there and he was sporting a .207 batting average and .585 OPS through 52 games this season. Giovanny Urshela has been called up to help cover the vacancy at third base. He's a maestro defensively but probably won't carry much in the way of fantasy value. Look for Chisenhall to get another shot later this summer.
Jun 8 - 8:48 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall finished 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI Wednesday versus the Rangers.

Chisenhall has been a big disappointment, but there's still plenty of time for him to turn it around. Fortunately for him, the Indians don't have anyone else they want to break in at third base.
May 27 - 3:13 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall is not in the Indians' lineup Friday.

The Indians are going with switch-hitter Zach Walters against lefty Wandy Rodriguez. Chisenhall has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats.
May 15 - 4:47 PM

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SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Shane Robinson
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Jerry Sands
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Chris Johnson
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