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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||385.00||15.00||.262||59.00||55.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay||8||3||1|| .375|| .875|| .375|
|vs Albers (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||36||4||1|| .158|| .250|| .111|
|Last 10 Games|
|Lonnie Chisenhall hits first spring home run Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/11/14) Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall went 2 for 4 and hit his first home run of the spring in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Diamondbacks.
Chisenhall is trying to establish himself as the team's regular third baseman as catcher Carlos Santana attempts to transition to the position this spring. The Indians' incumbent is 6 for 22 with three walks, but Tuesday's homer was his first extra-base hit.
|Carlos Santana struggling at third base |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/7/14) The struggles of Carlos Santana at third base could be good news for incumbent Lonnie Chisenhall. Santana has already made one error and blew a double play possibility with a bobble on Thursday as he tries to make the switch from catcher.
Reports out of winter ball were positive about the transition, but Santana has looked stiff and uncomfortable at third throughout spring training, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Chisenhall enters this season with a reputation for mediocrity at that position. He has also been a disappointment at the plate, particularly against left-handers.
One likely scenario is a platoon in which Santana plays against southpaws if he proves himself acceptable defensively. The Indians cleanup hitter would serve as the full-time designated hitter against right-handers.
|Lonnie Chisenhall: 'We're a better team with me at third base' |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/19/14) Indians infielder Lonnie Chisenhall says the team is better off with him at third, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Chisenhall finds himself fighting for a spot now that Carlos Santana has decided to transition to third. Despite the competition, Chisenhall believes he's the best fit for the job. "I have confidence in myself and I think we’re a better team with me at third base," Chisenhall said.
Chisenhall added that he's been in similar situations in the past, and isn't worried about competing for his job again. Chisenhall hit .225/.270/.398 in 289 at-bats.
|Indians haven't given up on Lonnie Chisenhall |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/27/14) Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall hasn't quite lived up to the expectations that he built up during his rise through the minors. But despite the Indians wanting to see if Carlos Santana can make the transition to third base, the team hasn't given up on Chisenhall, according to MLB.com.
"That's why we have spring training," general manager Chris Antonetti said. "We're all very confident in the player that we still believe Lonnie can be. We're hopeful that he's put in the work this offseason to come into spring training ready to go and that he'll show that our best team is with him as our third baseman."
|Lonnie Chisenhall the lone bright spot for Indians |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/13) Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was the lone bright spot for the club Monday against the Royals.
Chisenhall went 1 for 3, hitting his 11th home run. He finished with one run and one RBI. He's hitting .230/.275/.410 in 278 at-bats.
|Looking beyond the .225 batting average and month-long demotion to Triple-A Columbus, there were some positive take-aways from Lonnie Chisenhall's 2013 season. He clubbed 11 home runs and knocked in 36 runs in just 289 at-bats with Cleveland, and when he was in the minors, he scorched opposing pitchers for a .390/.456/.676 slash line. Chisenhall hit a meager -- and likely unlucky -- .243 on balls in play, so owners can reasonably expect a higher overall batting average as well as more power and run production from him in 2014. The problem with owning him is that he hasn't hit lefties, and given the 38 plate appearances he was granted against southpaws last season and the availability of Mike Aviles as a platoon partner, Chisenhall is a poor bet to be a true everyday player. Even with a breakout performance, he may only be of use in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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