Cleveland Indians activate Lonnie Chisenhall, option Tyler Naquin to Triple A

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have activated outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall from the 10-day disabled list and optioned center fielder Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus, the team announced on Twitter Thursday.

Chisenhall has been out of action since mid-March when he suffered a shoulder sprain while attempting to make a catch in the outfield during a spring-training game.

A first-round pick of the Indians in the 2008 amateur draft out of Pitt Community College (Winterville, North Carolina), Chisenhall, now in his seventh six season with Cleveland, has smacked 483 hits over 1,839 at-bats and 1,995 plate appearances.

A lifetime .263 hitter at the Major League level, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound 28-year old native of Morehead, North Carolina has hit 109 doubles, eight triples and 51 home runs over 577 regular-season games. He has scored 216 runs, driven in 234 and drawn 117 walks against 370 strikeouts.

Once a third baseman, Chisenhall made the switch to outfield during the 2015 season, and has been formidable in right, making 273 put outs with 12 assists and just three errors over 1,249.1 innings of play. He has a .986 fielding percentage since making the switch from infield to outfield.

In the 2016 postseason, Chisenhall had nine hits in 42 at-bats, including a three-run home run in a Game 2 win over the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series. He had one RBI, one hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice fly against the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.

Over six games with the Indians this season, Naquin had four hits in 17 at-bats with three runs scored, one double and one walk against five strikeouts. Naquin hit just .235 with a .278 on-base percentage in the first two-plus series of the regular season.

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