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Sun, 19 May 2013 18:39:31 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Mark Reynolds takes over as the team's regular third baseman following the demotion of 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus. While Reynolds had 26 errors at third base in 114 games, he will start there regularly. INF Mike Aviles and OF Ryan Raburn can also play third base.
Mon, 13 May 2013 07:47:39 -0700
The Cleveland Indians optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus and recalled SP David Huff.
Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall has gotten off to a rough start, and he may need to spend a few weeks at Triple-A to work out the kinks in his swing. Mike Aviles and Mark Reynolds will probably take over the bulk of the time at third base.
Tue, 07 May 2013 14:54:39 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall will receive a few days off to work on his swing with hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo. Chisenhall will be back in the lineup Wednesday, May 8. He's hitting only .231 (18-for-78) with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs, including just .095 (2-for-21) against left-handers and .281 (16-for-57) against righties. "Lonnie is going to make his living on fastballs," said manager Terry Francona. "Right now he's fouling them off down along the left field line as opposed to getting the head of the bat to it."
Fantasy Tip: You'll have to do without Chisenhall for the next couple days. Mike Aviles will likely fill in at the hot corner, and he could continue to take playing time away from Chisenhall if he doesn't improve against southpaws. Keep an eye on this situation and how it evolves when Chisenhall returns.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:58:11 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo has spotted a problem with 3B Lonnie Chisenhall's swing and that Chisenhall is working on solving the problem. "All spring he was thinking left-center," Francona said. "Not necessarily wanting to hit the ball there, but being lined up so he could cover the plate. And he did it extremely well. I think as he continued into the season, his batting stance started to close off more and more and more, and I don't think he realized it." Francona said he will look to give Chisenhall more days off against left-handed pitchers.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:52:26 -0800
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall is hitting .471 (8-for-17) with two home runs and eight RBIs in seven spring games and is feeling great at the plate as he competes for a roster spot. "It's early. I have less than 20 at-bats," Chisenhall said. "But I'm happy with where I am right now. I feel comfortable at the plate. Every now and then, I feel a little rusty up there on certain pitches and things like that, but I feel good so far."
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:51:29 -0800
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall managed just a .184 batting average last season, and a .227 average in his major league career, against left-handed pitching. He also struggled against southpaws in the minors, and could be rested against lefties with SS Mike Aviles getting starts at third base.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:50:26 -0800
Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles will be used as the designated hitter at times this season. However, Aviles might also be used to spell 2B Jason Kipnis, SS Asdrubal Cabrera and 3B Lonnie Chisenhall.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:14:48 -0800
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said the team is wanting 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to take the starting job and run with it. They may protect him against left-handed pitching some, though.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:39:07 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall (wrist) said Friday, Jan. 18, that he expects to begin spring training at 215-216 pounds. At the beginning of last season, he was listed at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. "I've been eating everything in sight," he said. "Lots of chicken and steak. No junk food. I didn't set out to gain a certain amount of weight, but I definitely wanted to get stronger. I've done that without losing flexibility or agility." Chisenhall was limited to 43 games in 2012 due to a fractured right ulna, but he said the right arm is as strong as it has ever been.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:50:04 -0800
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall has added 15 pounds of bulk in the offseason.