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Chisenhall back with Tribe after birth of son

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CHICAGO --- Lonnie Chisenhall returned from paternity leave on Sunday after three days away to attend to the birth of his second son, Cannon, on Thursday. The third baseman wasn't in Sunday's starting lineup, but he was on the field several hours before the game taking ground balls.

"[It] felt good to be back," he said. "I took BP, ground balls and everything, so it's back to a normal day and that's just the way you want it to be."

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CHICAGO --- Lonnie Chisenhall returned from paternity leave on Sunday after three days away to attend to the birth of his second son, Cannon, on Thursday. The third baseman wasn't in Sunday's starting lineup, but he was on the field several hours before the game taking ground balls.

"[It] felt good to be back," he said. "I took BP, ground balls and everything, so it's back to a normal day and that's just the way you want it to be."

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The Indians and manager Terry Francona gave Chisenhall all the time he needed.

"I was allowed 72 hours, and it was a good 72 hours -- I was able to use all of them, and luckily it was a short travel here to Chicago."

The Indians sent down infielder Justin Sellers to make room for Chisenhall.

"Everything went good at home. We talked to Sellers last night once we knew Lonnie was going to be here, and he shows up with a smile, and I think he feels good about things," Francona said.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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