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Lonnie Chisenhall | Outfielder | #8

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Pitt (NC) CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (29) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base Saturday against the Phillies.
Making his first start after missing two games with a neck strain, Chisenhall enjoyed his best game yet. He doubled among his three hits and stole his first base of the season. Through seven games played, the 27-year-old is batting .227/.227/.364. Apr 30 - 10:30 PM

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Lonnie Chisenhall (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest with the Twins.

Chisenhall was lifted from Tuesday's game with the Twins in the bottom of the fifth inning after he strained his neck while attempting to make a diving catch. Marlon Byrd takes his place in right field on Wednesday and is batting eighth. We could see Chisenhall back in action when the Indians face the Phillies this weekend.
Apr 27 - 6:04 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall left Tuesday's game against the Twins with a neck strain.

Chisenhall suffered the strain on a diving catch attempt in the bottom of the fifth inning and was replaced in right field by Marlon Byrd. He's day-to-day for now.
Apr 26 - 11:58 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall played center field in his final rehab game and could be an option to play there with the Indians.

The Indians planned to give Chisenhall a test drive in center field during spring training, but he never got the chance due to injury. He didn't begin playing right field until midseason last year, but he took to the position quickly and manager Terry Francona thinks Chisenhall could handle center. "Looking at Lonnie’s skill-set, he should be able to play center field," Francona said. "And by everybody’s scouting report, he did fine. You just never know. It’s almost like every time you have a backup player on the bench, you want to make sure he can play shortstop. Having another guy that can play center field, whether we pinch hit, it may allow us to pinch hit more often or make a move."
Apr 22 - 9:25 AM

Indians activated OF Lonnie Chisenhall from the 15-day disabled list.

Chisenhall missed the first few weeks of the season with discomfort in his right forearm. He struggled on his minor league rehab assignment, going 2-for-23 in seven games, but the 27-year-old should get regular playing time against right-handed pitching in Cleveland. He is starting in right field and batting seventh Wednesday versus Mariners righty Taijuan Walker.
Apr 20 - 2:06 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

He'll play in two more rehab games with Double-A Akron on Monday and Tuesday before being activated, assuming all goes well. Chisenhall has just one hit in his first 15 at-bats while on a rehab assignment. He'll be the Indians' regular right fielder against right-handed pitching once activated.
Apr 17 - 11:08 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) is 0-for-5 with a sac fly through two games at Triple-A Columbus.

Chisenhall was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training after battling forearm soreness for much of March. He's still getting his timing right at the plate, and the Indians don't plan on rushing that process given how bad he looked in the Cactus League. The third baseman and corner outfielder probably won't be activated until next week.
Apr 13 - 9:37 AM

Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Columbus.

Chisenhall was forced to begin the season on the disabled list with a right forearm injury, but he's expected to be back by April 12. Collin Cowgill and Marlon Byrd will handle right field for the time being.
Apr 5 - 10:36 AM

Indians placed OF Lonnie Chisenhall on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 28, with a right forearm injury.

Yet another hit to the Indians' outfield depth chart. Chisenhall began experiencing tightness in his forearm early this spring and it just hasn't gone away. He visited with a specialist last Friday and is now working through a rehab plan. Marlon Byrd figures to see regular playing time in right field in the early going for Cleveland.
Mar 28 - 12:53 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall had his forearm looked at by Dr. Thomas Graham on Friday.

Chisenhall was told he couldn't injure his forearm further by playing through the injury. He's had a brutal spring so far with just one hit in 22 at-bats. Despite all of this, Chisenhall is slated to begin the year as Cleveland's starting right fielder.
Mar 26 - 7:35 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) will play in a minor league game on Friday.

Alarm bells were sounded after Chisenhall was scratched from Friday's Cactus League lineup, but he's apparently just been moved to the minor league side. He will have his right forearm examined Friday, but only because the Indians' team doctor happens to be in town Friday. It sounds like Chisenhall will be fine.
Mar 25 - 2:20 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) has been scratched from Friday's lineup.

Chisenhall returned from a right forearm tightness to pinch-hit on Thursday, but he apparently had a setback. The Indians should have more on the outfielder's status later Friday, but it's possible his availability for Opening Day could now be in jeopardy.
Mar 25 - 12:48 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) will return Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Chisenhall hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game since March 14, though he's kept busy with a handful of minor league at-bats since then. He could have played Thursday but manager Terry Francona didn't want his first game back to be against Clayton Kershaw. Chisenhall slashed .246/.294/.372 over 333 at-bats last year.
Mar 24 - 10:54 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) is scheduled to take at-bats in a minor league game on Monday.

Chisenhall took several days off because of tightness in his right forearm. It was nothing too serious. The 27-year-old has collected just one hit (a single) in 21 at-bats this spring and carries very little fantasy intrigue outside of deep AL-only formats.
Mar 21 - 12:46 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona expects Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) to return in the next two days.

He's been declared symptom-free after missing a few days with right forearm tightness. Chisenhall has had a nightmare spring with just one hit in 21 at-bats. He'll lose playing time to Marlon Byrd if his bat stays dormant.
Mar 19 - 9:14 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Kyle Crockett