Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:36:45 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was hitless in 10 at-bats in three games against the Boston Red Sox. Manager Terry Francona said Monday, June 16, that he didn't notice anything in particular about the way Boston's pitchers attacked Chisenhall. "I just think there were pitches they threw that he didn't hit that he's hit before," Francona said. "Except for Ted Williams and possibly George Brett, most guys don't go through the year and hit .400. That's just the way the game is."
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:10:28 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall did something Monday, June 9, against the Texas Rangers that no other Major League Baseball player has done since 1975 - he amassed five hits, three home runs and nine RBI in one game. He finished 5-for-5 with three homers and nine RBI in a 17-7 rout of the Rangers, matching a team record in RBI which was also accomplished by former OF Chris James back on May 4, 1991. He is the fourth player since 1920 (when MLB began tracking RBI) to amass five hits, three home runs and nine RBI in one game, and first since former Boston Red Sox 1B Fred Lynn did it in 1975.
Tue, 27 May 2014 13:07:46 -0700
The Cleveland Indians placed OF Nick Swisher (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee hyperextension Tuesday, May 27, and also put C Carlos Santana (concussion) on the 7-day concussion DL. In corresponding moves, the club recalled INF Jesus Aguilar and C George Kottaras from Triple-A Columbus and designated RP Blake Wood for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Lonnie Chisenhall, who has really been hitting well this year, should take over full time at third base with Santana sidelined. Even when Santana returns, Chisenhall is a nice bat to own if he's still available on your waiver wire. It's unknown how the Tribe will replace Swisher at first, but the most likely scenario is that Ryan Raburn will see the majority of starts there while sharing with Aguilar. Consider adding Raburn in AL-only leagues.
Wed, 21 May 2014 13:47:06 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall is more relaxed at the plate this year. He went 2-for-5 Wednesday, May 21, to raise his average to .367 this year, and 23 of his 36 hits are to left or center field. With Chisenhall making strides this year, manager Terry Francona wants to find any way to get his bat into the lineup. Chisenhall has split time at third base and has taken fly balls in left field and made a pair of appearances at first base.
Thu, 15 May 2014 07:07:40 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy and 3B Lonnie Chisenhall had five hits each Wednesday, May 14. Murphy had five RBIs.
Tue, 06 May 2014 18:10:16 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall has been taking ground balls at first base for the past week or so, and he also has headed to the outfield to track down fly balls during batting practice. "He's a pretty good athlete," manager Terry Francona said Tuesday, May 6. "I've seen him before just running around in the outfield. I think he likes it. I think it's a good idea. When you've got a left-handed hitter that can do multiple things, it can only enhance your career. There's no downside."
Fantasy Tip: There is no downside for fantasy owners, either. If Chisenhall could attain multiple eligibility, he would be that much more valuable to AL-only fantasy owners. He has already seen a slight rise in valuable because of his .368 average heading into play Tuesday.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:09:29 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall has seen limited at-bats against left-handed pitchers this season. He has just two at-bats against a lefty since Aug. 8, 2013.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:20:53 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona moved 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to the cleanup spot Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals with C-3B Carlos Santana (rest) resting. "He's been swinging the bat about as good as we've ever seen him," Francona said. "He's got good numbers against (Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie), and it keeps everybody else in place. I think he's swinging the bat really well."
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:20:14 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall had four hits Thursday, April 17, and is hitting .522 on the season.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:58:53 -0700
The Cleveland Indians activated 3B Lonnie Chisenhall from the paternity list Sunday, April 13, and optioned SS Justin Sellers to the minors in a corresponding move.