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Indians call up third base prospect Lonnie Chisenhall

Jun 27, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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After falling out of first place by beginning the month 8-16 the Indians have turned to their farm system for help, calling up standout third base prospect Lonnie Chisenhall in time for tonight’s game in Arizona.

Chisenhall’s numbers in the minors haven’t been jaw-dropping and include a modest .265 batting average and .779 OPS in 65 games at Triple-A this season, but at just 22 years old the former first-round pick has been very young for every level and Baseball America ranked him as one of their top 40 prospects this season and last season.

Veteran utility man Adam Everett was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Chisenhall, who projects as the Indians’ long-term starter at third base. However, like most young left-handed hitters Chisenhall has struggled versus left-handed pitching, so manager Manny Acta may give him days off versus tough southpaws early on. He’s batting seventh tonight against right-hander Ian Kennedy

  1. contraryguy - Jun 27, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Lonnie is a good player but really nobody in the Clippers (AAA) lineup is exciting anyone. Braves top pitching
    prospect Teheran tore em up the other day. Guess the Tribe had seen all it needed to from Everett.

    • takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM

      Funny, nobody at Columbus may be “exciting anybody” as you say,. but they have a 52 – 25 record so far, by far the best record in the International league, and last I checked the best record of any AAA team in the country…

  2. bigtrav425 - Jun 27, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    About god damn time!!

  3. hbdbrowns33 - Jun 28, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    hes also been killing the ball lately and has 14 RBIs in his last ten games

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 28, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Cleveland still has a team?

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