Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Chisenhall, who is hitting .296 (29-for-98) since being demote to Triple-A Columbus, has seen some action in right field recently.

Chisenhall made the request in an effort to increase his versatility and figures to see action at both first base and right field at Triple-A going forward.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

The Indians demoted Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez, their starters on the left side of the infield for most of this season. Mike Aviles now figures to be a regular in the lineup, with Zach Walters and Giovanny Urshela -- both of whom will be recalled Tuesday -- also playing significant roles. Coming off a career year in 2014, the 26-year-old Chisenhall owns a .208/.240/.347 slash line in 173 at-bats this season. If he gets hot at Triple-A Columbus, the Indians might consider reinstating him as the everyday third baseman.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Chisenhall will sit for the third time in four games with lefty J.A. Happ on the mound for the opposition. With Chisenhall owning a meager .242/.290/.370 career line against lefties, he could end up settling into a platoon at third base with Mike Aviles, who will pick up the start Sunday.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall is out of Thursday's lineup against the Mariners.

Chisenhall's day off likely relates to the left-handed James Paxton's presence on the mound Thursday. Mike Aviles will start at third base in his place, batting second for the Indians.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and two runs Wednesday against Texas.

He's struggled all year long, but Chisenhall showed last season that he's capable of going on serious hot streaks, and for what it's worth, June was his most productive month last season. At the very least, this performance should buy him some more time at third base to get things going.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall is out of the lineup Tuesday.

At this point it seems like Chisenhall (.204/.238/.338) should be in significant jeopardy of losing out on playing time pretty regularly going forward. Mike Aviles serves as the third baseman Tuesday, but prospect Giovanny Urshela, who is slashing .317/.349/.488 so far at Triple-A, could be a more long-term replacement option if Chisenhall continues to struggle.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall, who entered Monday in an 0-for-18 slump and hitting just .188 in May, will not find himself in a strict platoon situation at third base, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Chisenhall has actually fared better against southpaws (.256, 10-for-39) versus righties (.184, 18-for-98) though he did sit against four straight lefties against the White Sox last week. He may not be in a strict platoon situation but it's hard to imagine he'll see too many starts against lefties with Mike Aviles hitting well (.324, 22-for-68) at the moment.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall is back in the lineup Friday against Cincinnati.

Chisenhall was given the night off Thursday, but will reclaim his spot at third base Friday against the Reds. He'll bat sixth in the lineup against right-hander Mike Leake.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall is not in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

After going a stretch of 17 starts in 18 games, Chisenhall will now be held out of the lineup for the fourth consecutive game. With Mike Aviles hitting well in his stead and Chisenhall sporting just a .224/.261/.368 slash line, it appears as though the 26-year-old may be losing his grip on an everyday role.

Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Chisenhall is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Joe Reedy of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Chisenhall had started 17 of the previous 18 games at third base before Monday, but he'll now be held out of action for a second consecutive contest. It's likely more of a product of facing southpaws both days than anything else, as the Indians will oppose Jose Quintana on Tuesday. Mike Aviles will get the start at third and bat sixth in his stead.