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Lonnie Chisenhall hit by pitch, fractures bone in forearm

Jun 30, 2012, 10:43 AM EDT

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Tough break for a promising young player, as Lonnie Chisenhall suffered a broken ulna bone in his right forearm when he was hit by a pitch from Orioles’ left-hander Troy Patton last night.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Chisenhall will undergo surgery next week to repair the fracture while Indians manager Manny Acta estimates that he’ll likely be sidelined for four to six weeks.

Considered by many as the Indians’ third baseman of the future, Chisenhall was mostly filling in at the DH spot recently with Travis Hafner sidelined. The 23-year-old was hitting .278/.297/.458 with three home runs, nine RBI and a .756 OPS over 74 plate appearances since his recall from Triple-A Columbus last month.

  1. Lukehart80 - Jun 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    The Indians are in free fall mode and will likely be in 4th place by the All-Star break.

    Sigh…

  2. randygnyc - Jun 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Can’t help but think the Baseball Gods evened things out here after his teammate broke Pettitte’s leg. With that said, I hope Lonnie makes a full and speedy recovery.

    • allmyteamsareterrible - Jun 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

      what kind of dildo statement is that? Go play in traffic.

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