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Lonnie Chisenhall | Designated Hitter

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Lonnie Chisenhall singled all four times he was up Thursday against the Tigers.
Unfortunately, he did so from the ninth spot in the lineup, so he never scored or drove in a run. Still, Chisenhall is now 12-for-23 this season. Hopefully, he's about to turn into a fixture against right-handed pitching. Apr 17 - 4:55 PM

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Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a double and a steal against the Tigers on Wednesday.

It was Chisenhall's first appearance since he was activated from paternity leave on Sunday. The Indians would be better off playing Chisenhall against all righties, and we expect that they'll get there eventually. He's off to a nice little 8-for-19 start in limited action.
Apr 16 - 11:18 PM

Indians activated 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall from the paternity leave list.

Chisenhall was away for a few days in order to be with his wife, Meredith, as she gave birth to their second child. Justin Sellers has been sent down in a corresponding move.
Apr 13 - 9:50 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall (paternity leave) is expected to rejoin the Indians on Sunday.

Chisenhall was placed on the paternity leave list Thursday. He'll be back with the Tribe for the final game of their series in Chicago over the weekend.
Apr 10 - 6:31 PM

Indians placed INF Lonnie Chisenhall on the paternity leave list.

Chisenhall and his wife Meredith are expecting their second child. The 25-year-old infielder can take 1-3 days off. He should be back in action over the weekend. Justin Sellers was called up in a corresponding move.
Apr 10 - 10:32 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Indians defeated the Brewers 10-3 on Wednesday.

Chisenhall victimized Yovani Gallardo in the second inning for his third Cactus League home run. The Indians recently announced that Carlos Santana will be the everyday third baseman, so Chisenhall will get his at-bats when Santana catches and as a pinch-hitter.
Mar 26 - 7:12 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Reds on Monday.

Chisenhall went yard against Alfredo Simon in the second inning, his second homer of the spring. His Cactus League average is up to .308. The club informed Chisenhall that he officially made the 25-man roster.
Mar 24 - 6:54 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the D'Backs on Tuesday.

Chisenhall hit a two-run home run off of Trevor Cahill in the fourth inning, his first of the spring. Carlos Santana was a threat to Chisenhall's playing time at the hot corner, but has looked "stiff and uncomfortable" according to recent reports, so Chisenhall should see more time than expected there.
Mar 11 - 6:53 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 in the Indians' loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

There was some confusion as to why Chisenhall was even in the lineup -- and for good reason, as he hit just .225/.270/.398 during the regular season -- but he rewarded manager Terry Francona's faith with a three-hit game. Unfortunately for the Indians he was one of the few batters who was able to do anything at the plate Wednesday, as the Indians were held scoreless in the loss. Chisenhall also committed a costly error in the field that led to a Rays run in the eighth inning.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-3 at the plate in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Chisenhall doubled in his first at-bat and singled in his next two before being removed for a pinch-runner in the seventh. The third baseman entered the night batting only .182/.229/.485 over his last 13 contests, so it was a much-needed good showing at the dish.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 10:56:00 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a victory Monday versus the Angels.

If anyone in baseball needed a big night, that person was Lonnie Chisenhall. The young third baseman entered the game slashing a nauseating .086/.158/.086 over 35 August at-bats (three singles, three walks and no extra-base hits). This was Chisenhall's first homer since July 13, also the date of his last multi-RBI game.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 01:34:00 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is in a 1-for-19 slump this month.

Maybe it was time for the Indians to give up on Mark Reynolds anyway, but it would have been an easier decision if Chisenhall weren't struggling again. He's hit .175 with just one RBI and one walk in 40 at-bats since the All-Star break. Perhaps the Indians will be a player for Michael Young at this rate.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

It's a good day to rest him, as the Indians are facing a lefty and Chisenhall is coming off two straight games with an error. Mike Aviles is getting the nod at the hot corner.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 11:41:00 AM

The Indians declined to part with Lonnie Chisenhall in return for the Cubs' Matt Garza, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

While the Cubs aren't limiting themselves to focusing on one position, it'd sure be nice if they could get a major league-ready third baseman in return for Garza. Chisenhall would have made a lot of sense. The Indians, though, didn't want to part with him in return for 2 1/2 months of a quality starter.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall blasted a grand slam off Jeremy Guthrie on Saturday, powering the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Royals.

With one powerful stroke in the seventh inning, Chisenhall turned what had been a 1-0 pitcher's duel into a 5-0 Tribe advantage. He also doubled in the game, finishing 2-for-4. He's been much better since being recalled from Triple-A in mid-June, hitting .292 (21-for-72) with three homers and 14 RBI in 21 games.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 10:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Elliot Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Danny Salazar
4Zach McAllister
5Carlos Carrasco
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Cody Allen
3Bryan Shaw
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
7Scott Atchison
8C.C. Lee