OAKLAND -- Lonnie Chisenhall enjoyed a breakout showing in the first half for the Indians. His second half has already hit a snag.The Indians placed Chisenhall on the disabled list on Friday prior to the opener of a six-game road trip through Oakland and San Francisco. Manager Terry Francona, who
OAKLAND -- Lonnie Chisenhall enjoyed a breakout showing in the first half for the Indians. His second half has already hit a snag.
The Indians placed Chisenhall on the disabled list on Friday prior to the opener of a six-game road trip through Oakland and San Francisco. Manager Terry Francona, who has rejoined the team after recovering from a minor heart procedure, said Chisenhall would likely miss "a few weeks" with a right calf injury.
With Chisenhall sidelined, the Indians recalled Triple-A outfielder Tyler Naquin, who was already with the team in Oakland for Thursday's voluntary workout. Cleveland could be without Chisenhall and second baseman Jason Kipnis for the rest of July.
"[Chisenhall] and Kip were back over the break, working, getting some work in every day," Francona said. "So, [Naquin] will be here. This is where the experience comes into play and is an advantage. We all know him. He knows us."
Chisenhall exited Sunday's game against the Tigers in the fourth inning due to the calf injury. That setback came after Cleveland lost Kipnis to a strained right hamstring one day earlier and placed him on the 10-day DL on Sunday.
Through 64 games this season, Chisenhall has posted a .305/.376/.578 slash line to go with 12 home runs, 13 doubles and 29 runs scored. Chisenhall's 51 RBIs (in only 216 plate appearances) led the team in the season's first half. The outfielder missed a little over a week to open the season while on the DL with a right shoulder issue.
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