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Lonnie Chisenhall | Outfielder | #8

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Pitt (NC) CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (29) / CLE
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Lonnie Chisenhall is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.
Jason Kipnis is also sitting out as expected, and Yan Gomez is getting a day off, too. The Indians have Austin Jackson in center field, Michael Martinez at second base and Roberto Perez at catcher. Apr 23 - 11:02 AM

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Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Making his second start in center field, Chisenhall showed why Indians manager Terry Francona is shoehorning his bat into the lineup with a two-run shot off Justin Verlander in the third inning. The homer was his second in as many days after he smacked a pinch-hit grand slam in Friday's game. Not known as much of a power hitter, the 28-year-old will hit for average but little else and should still be ignored in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Apr 16 - 12:06 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall blasted a pinch-hit grand slam off of Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth inning on Friday, but it still wasn't enough to complete a comeback against the Tigers.

The Indians entered the ninth inning facing a 7-1 deficit, but quickly got things going against Tigers' rookie reliever William Cuevas, forcing manager Brad Ausmus to turn to his closer. Chisenhall tagged Rodriguez for the two-out slam, cutting the lead to 7-6, but that would be as close as the Tribe would get.
Apr 14 - 11:15 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall is starting in center field for the Indians on Thursday night.

And he'll bat sixth versus White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez. Chisenhall hasn't played much center field in his career, but the Indians apparently believe he's a good option there because they demoted Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday afternoon. Abraham Almonte and Austin Jackson should also see starts in center. This will be the first major league game of 2017 for Chisenhall, who suffered a shoulder injury in the middle of spring training.
Apr 13 - 2:16 PM

Indians activated OF Lonnie Chisenhall from the 10-day disabled list.

Chisenhall will join up with the Tribe on Thursday in Cleveland after missing the first little chunk of the 2017 regular season with a shoulder injury. The 28-year-old outfielder batted .286/.328/.439 with eight home runs and six stolen bases over 126 games last summer and is only relevant in AL-only and DFS formats. Tyler Naquin was optioned to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Apr 13 - 1:46 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Thursday.

He'll play his final minor league rehab game with Double-A Akron on Wednesday night. Chisenhall opened the 2017 season on the DL after banging his shoulder against the outfield wall while trying to make a catch in a late-spring Cactus League game. The 28-year-old batted .286/.328/.439 with eight home runs and six stolen bases over 126 games last season for Cleveland.
Apr 12 - 3:33 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder) is scheduled to play another minor league rehab game on Wednesday.

Chisenhall will be in Cleveland for Tuesday's ceremonies, but he's not quite ready to make his season debut. Coming back from right shoulder inflammation, he's hitting .417 (5-for-12) with a double through three games with Triple-A Columbus. He could resume his rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Wednesday before being reevaluated.
Apr 11 - 1:27 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder) will not be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Indians manager Terry Francona previously indicated that Chisenhall could be activated as soon as Tuesday, but apparently he's not quite ready. The 28-year-old is hitting .417 (5-for-12) with a double through three games with Triple-A Columbus as he makes his way back from right shoulder inflammation.
Apr 11 - 10:47 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder) could return as soon as Tuesday.

That's the day of Cleveland's home opener against the White Sox. Chisenhall just began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, going 1-for-4 in a loss to Louisville on Friday night. The veteran outfielder is coming back from a mild case of shoulder inflammation.
Apr 8 - 9:20 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder) is on track to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Columbus.

Chisenhall was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with inflammation in his right shoulder, but he was able to take batting practice on Tuesday and is on track to be activated by early next week. The 28-year-old outfielder batted .286/.328/.439 with eight home runs and six stolen bases over 126 games last season for the Tribe.
Apr 4 - 6:38 PM

Indians placed OF Lonnie Chisenhall on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with right shoulder inflammation.

Chisenhall was hurt when he collided with the outfield wall last month. His stay on the DL is expected to be short. Brandon Guyer will be the primary right fielder in the meantime.
Apr 2 - 12:26 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (shoulder) will begin the season on the 10-day disabled list.

Chisenhall injured his right shoulder when he collided with the outfield wall last Friday and needs some extra time to heal. The Indians are optimistic that he could be ready as soon as the team's first homestand. With Chisenhall sidelined, Abraham Almonte will make the Opening Day roster.
Mar 29 - 12:27 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall said his right shoulder was still sore on Saturday and he's expected to be held out for the next few days.

Chisenhall was forced to leave Friday's game after sustaining the injury when he collided with the outfield wall while chasing down a ball. It doesn't sound like this should impact his status for Opening Day, but the regular season is fast approaching.
Mar 25 - 1:47 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall was pulled from Friday's game against the Cubs with a right shoulder injury.

Chisenhall was hurt when he collided with the outfield wall while trying to chase down a Munenori Kawasaki triple. The Indians are listing him as day-to-day right now, but that might not necessarily mean much until he's evaluated further. They should have more to say after the game is over.
Mar 24 - 5:28 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall exited Friday's game against the Cubs after colliding with the outfield wall.

Chisenhall appeared to be grabbing at his right shoulder as he walked off the field with a trainer and manager Terry Francona. The Indians should have an update on their right fielder shortly.
Mar 24 - 4:41 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody